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Pelosi aides questioned in ethics case

| April 22, 2010 9:00 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional investigators have questioned House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and aides to Speaker Nancy Pelosi as part of a probe into whether top Democrats covered up information that ex-Rep. Eric Massa sexually harassed male employees.

The FBI has also been drawn into the Massa case, apparently by reports last weekend about a $40,000 check from the former congressman's campaign fund to his former chief of staff, who has filed a sexual harassment complaint against Massa, said an attorney involved in the case.

The House Ethics Committee formally opened its investigation on Wednesday. Massa, 50, resigned from the House last month after the sexual harassment allegations surfaced.

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