As he headed for the exits, Gingrey was rebuked by the House Ethics Committee. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
As six-term Rep. Phil Gingrey wraps up his career in Congress, the House Ethics Committee took the Georgia Republican to task for helping a bank in which he held up to $250,000 in stock warrants.
The committee scolded Gingrey for providing “special favors or privileges” to the now-failed Bank of Ellijay by arranging for its representatives to meet with high-level Treasury Department and House staff, as well as with Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., then-ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee. Full story