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June 22nd, 2012
09:24 PM ET

Powerful congressman accused of campaign finance violations

Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan, a self-made Florida millionaire, is only in his third term in Congress, but he already is in charge of fundraising for the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, and he sits on the powerful House Ways and Means committee.

But all that could be jeopardized. Federal investigations underway could result in Buchanan serving his next term behind bars.

CNN has confirmed there are no fewer than four congressional and federal investigations into Buchanan's business practices, his campaign finances and his alleged attempt to try to stop a witness from talking.

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  1. nikki nelson

    Isn't this man's actions just as bad as Sandusky's....especially the cover up..forcing people to donate and paying them back illegally...the seed does not fall far from the tree..and these are the very people running our country? No wonder there is SO MUCH DESPAIR, these people need to be put in jail, just like any other criminal.

    June 22, 2012 at 10:41 pm |