OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Madeleine Z. Bordallo

OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Madeleine Z. Bordallo

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On June 12, 2017, the Office of Congressional Ethics transmitted a referral to the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Representatives regarding Rep. Madeleine Z. Bordallo.

Nature of the Review

Del. Bordallo owns a home in Guam which she may rent to the Japanese Consulate in Hagatna, Guam for a profit. If Del. Bordallo received profit from a foreign government, then she may have violated House rules, standards of conduct, and federal law.

Del. Bordallo may have received free lodging, meals, and amenities at the Outrigger Guam Beach Resort (the “Resort”) for multiple weeks per year during her service in Congress. If Del. Bordallo accepted gifts of free lodging, meals, and amenities at the Resort, then she may have violated House rules and standards of conduct.

Del. Bordallo may have used official funds from the Members’ Representational Allowance to pay for her lodging and meals at the Resort. If Del. Bordallo used official funds for unauthorized purposes, then she may have violated House rules, standards of conduct, and federal law.

Del. Bordallo may have used her congressional staff to perform personal services related to maintaining her rental property in Guam and assisting a Guam-based beauty pageant. If Del. Bordallo used congressional staff to perform personal services, then she may have violated House rules, standards of conduct, and federal law.

OCE Recommendation

The Board recommended that the Committee further review the allegation that Del. Bordallo received rental profit from the Japanese Consulate in Hagatna, Guam because there is substantial reason to believe that Del. Bordallo received profit from a foreign government.

The Board recommended that the Committee further review the allegation that Del. Bordallo received gifts of free lodging, meals, and amenities at the Resort because there is substantial reason to believe that Del. Bordallo accepted gifts of free lodging, meals, and amenities for multiple weeks per year during her service in Congress.

The Board recommended that the Committee further review the allegation that Del. Bordallo used official funds to pay for her lodging and meals at the Resort because there is substantial reason to believe that Del. Bordallo used official funds for unauthorized purposes.

The Board recommended that the Committee dismiss the allegation that Del. Bordallo used her congressional staff to perform personal services related to maintaining her rental property in Guam and assisting a Guam-based beauty pageant because there is not substantial reason to believe that Del. Bordallo used congressional staff to perform personal services.

Committee Action

On September 11, 2017, the Committee on Ethics released a statement indicating it would continue to gather information necessary to complete its review. The Committee published the OCE report and findings and announced the allegations would be further reviewed pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a).

 

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