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OCE Referral Regarding Del. Christensen

Feb 26, 2010
Investigations
OCE Referral Regarding Del. Christensen
On June 8, 2009, the OCE transmitted a referral to the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct of the United States House of Representatives regarding Delegate Donna Christensen. Nature of Review There is substantial reason to believe that Delegate Donna Christensen’s participation in the 13th Annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference in St. Maarten, N.A. from November 6-9, 2008, her acceptance of reimbursement of expenses to attend that conference and the Member Post Travel Disclosure Form she filed violated various provisions of House Rule XXV Section 5(b). OCE Recommendation The Board of the OCE recommended that the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct further review the above allegations. Committee Conclusion On February 26, 2010, the Committee released a report
from the Subcommittee finding that Delegate Christensen did not knowingly commit a violation, but inadvertently received impermissible gifts of travel that required repayment.
On June 24, 2009, the Committee established an Investigative Subcommittee to conduct an inquiry regarding this matter.