June 13, 2008

The honor and integrity party, III

House Republicans yesterday accused their former campaign treasurer of embezzling at least $725,000 in a scheme that federal investigators say involved using the money to cover major home renovations and mortgage payments, and marked the biggest case of political fraud in a generation.

Ward had already been accused by other Republican lawmakers of misappropriating $64,000 from six political action committees and reelection committees, bringing his total alleged embezzlement to more than $810,000.