Thursday, November 16, 2006

Abscam's last sting: Murtha

In 1980, the FBI set up a sting operation, nicknamed Abscam, that led to the conviction of six congressman on bribery charges. Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), was approached by a federal investigator while the sting was taking place. He was not indicted or convicted, but his role in Abscam came back to haunt him when an old tape of his meeting with an undercover federal agent during the Abscam probe was broadcast on the internet and television news programs.

It's a safe assumption that the 26 year-old tape had some potent venom left, making Murtha Abscam's last sting victim. John Murtha will not be the new House majority leader.

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