Rep. Young Cleared in Federal Investigation

Associated Press

Representative Don Young’s office says the veteran congressman has been cleared in a federal investigation. Young’s spokeswoman, Meredith Kenny, says the Alaska Republican’s legal team was notified Wednesday by the Department of Justice that the case will not be prosecuted. She says the Congressman isn’t ready to comment on the development yet.

The Republican was facing federal investigations into connections to Bill Allen, the former Veco CEO who was convicted of bribing state lawmakers. The investigation was also looking into an unusual spending bill earmark that benefited one Young’s campaign supporters in Florida.

The Justice Department declined to comment on the case. The department typically doesn’t confirm or comment on ongoing investigations or their conclusion, if charges aren’t brought.

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