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OCE Report Regarding Del. Michael San Nicolas

Jun 12, 2020

OCE Report regarding Del. San Nicolas

On February 10, 2020, the Office of Congressional Ethics transmitted a referral to the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Representatives regarding Del. San Nicolas. 

Committee Action

On June 12, 2020, the Committee released a statement that it unanimously voted on March 11, 2020 to establish an Investigative Subcommittee (ISC). The ISC has jurisdiction to determine whether Delegate Michael F.Q. San Nicolas may have: engaged in a sexual relationship with an individual on his congressional staff; converted campaign funds to personal use; accepted improper and/or excessive campaign contributions; reported campaign disbursements that may not be legitimate and verifiable campaign expenditures attributable to bona fide campaign or political purposes; omitted required information from or disclosed false information in reports filed with the Federal Election Commission; made false statements to government investigators or agencies; and/or improperly interfered or attempted to interfere in a government investigation of related allegations in violation of House Rules, law, regulations, or other standards of conduct.

Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(B)(iii) and Committee Rule 17A(f)(2), if an ISC does not conclude its review within one year after receiving a referral from the OCE, the Committee shall make public OCE's report no later than one year after the referral. 

On March 1, 2021, the Committee released a statement that it is making public the OCE's report pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(B)(iii) and Committee Rule 17A(f)(2). 

On May 20, 2021, the Committee released a statement that it unanimously voted to re-authorize the ISC for th 117th Congress to review allegations involving Delegate Michael F.Q. San Nicolas pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3, and Committee Rules 10(a)(2) and 18.