In March this year, Republican and 2012 presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was held under investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics over allegations regarding the misuse of Political Action Committee (PAC) funds.
The Office of Congressional Ethics is an independent body that reviews allegations of misconduct against staff and members of the House of Representatives.
It was first reported by The Daily Beast that federal investigators were interviewing former Bachmann campaign staffers nationwide about alleged intentional campaign-finance violation.
And now, according to sources, the FBI has contacted two former staffers regarding the alleged improper use of funds. Former Bachmann chief of staff Andy Parish’s attorney has also confirmed that his client has been contacted over the allegations.
The probe not only includes the funds but also the suspected secret payments to Senator Kent Sorenson. He is an Iowa state legislator and a Republican who was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2011.
Also, during the first week of May, an ex-staffer of Bachmann, Peter Waldron filed a complaint against former presidential candidate with federal election official. He confirmed both the allegations regarding Michele Bachmann.
Previously, Waldron also claimed that Bachmann made the Iowa staffers sign non-disclosure agreements that would prohibit her campaigners to report any unethical or immoral moves to the media.