Scott Tipton Questioned on Ethics Rules

Jun 9th @ 3:51 pm in News by Scott Staley

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DENVER  -  U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton may have violated ethics rules after he spent more than $7 thousand from his House office account on vendors that contract with his nephew’s company.  Members of Congress are forbidden from hiring family members including nieces and nephews.  But the rules are less clear on contract work according to the Denver Post.  Invoices show that the congressman paid iConstituent and Constituent Services for newsletters and an April telephone town hall.  Both companies are owned by Tipton’s nephew, Steve Patterson.  A Tipton spokesman said this office used iConstituent because it was the same one used by his predecessor, Dem. Rep. John Salazar….
Source: Denver Post