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OCE Referral Regarding Mr. John Sample

Nov 29, 2021
Investigations

OCE Referral Regarding Mr. John Sample

OCE Referral Regarding Mr. John Sample Exhibits 

On August 27, 2021, the Office of Congressional Ethics transmitted a referral to the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Representatives regarding Mr. John Sample. 

Nature of the Review 

John Sample may have been involved in and benefited from the use of official funds to procure services from companies owned or controlled by congressional staff members, including himself. If John Sample participated in procuring services from staff-owned companies, then John Sample may have violated House rules, standards of conduct, and federal law.

OCE Recommendation 

The Board recommended that the Committee further review the above allegation because there is substantial reason to believe that John Sample may have been involved in and benefited from the use of official funds to procure services from companies owned or controlled by congressional staff members, including himself.

Committee Action 

On November 29, 2021, 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 Commitee Rule 18(a).