After another year, multiple ongoing investigations into Rep. Gregory Meeks’ behind-the-scenes dealings and crooked campaign donors remain frustratingly opaque.
The New York Democrat took out a loan, with no interest and no repayment schedule, and failed to report it for three years. He has longstanding ties to the financier and convicted felon R. Allen Stanford, for whom he allegedly asked a favor from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Rep. Meeks is also tied to numerous nonprofits whose finances are under scrutiny, including one group that mismanaged thousands of dollars intended for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
- Eight-term member of Congress representing New York’s sixth congressional district
- One of four members from New York on CREW’s Most Corrupt
- Under investigation by federal law enforcement and the House Ethics Committee for failing to report a loan for three years, and for ties to questionable nonprofit groups
- Previously named to CREW’s Most Corrupt in 2011 for related misconduct
- Appeared in CREW's Family Affair exposé