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Sen. Roland Burris admonished by ethics panel for being 'less than candid' during probe

November 20, 2009 | 10:48 am


The Senate Ethics Committee admonished Sen. Roland Burris today for being "less than candid" about his contacts with impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the months before Burris' appointment to the Senate.

In a letter to the Illinois Democrat, the ethics panel said it "found that you should have known that you were providing incorrect, inconsistent, misleading or incomplete information" during its investigation into whether Burris had been truthful about his contacts with Blagojevich associates.

The panel said, however, that it "did not find that the evidence before it supported any actionable violations of law."

Our colleagues at D.C. Now have more on the public rebuke. To read the letter from the Senate Ethics Committee, click here.

-- Kate Linthicum

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Photo: Sen. Roland Burris attends an Armed Services Committee hearing in January. Credit: Michael Reynolds / EPA