POLITICO: Georgia Republican Rep. Justin Perdue, who chairs the House’s oversight committee, has been accused of accepting $500,000 in bribes from a company that provides electricity for a company owned by a former campaign donor.
Perdue was indicted by a federal grand jury in Atlanta last week on two charges, according to court documents.
According to the indictment, Perdue accepted $500 of the $1 million bribe.
Perrey is a former candidate for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, and his office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A Georgia House ethics panel is also investigating Perdue.
In a statement to POLITICO, Person said he has been cooperating with the investigation and has taken all necessary actions to protect the integrity of the House and our democracy.
“I look forward to the outcome of this matter,” Person wrote.
Person did not return a message seeking comment from POLITICO.
House Democrats, who had criticized Perdue for a failed bid for the GOP nomination for president, said they have launched an investigation into Perdue’s ties to Perdue Enterprises.
While it’s not clear how the investigation is proceeding, it’s possible that the investigation will be conducted by a special counsel, said a House Democratic aide.