Ethics Committee Clears One Charge Against Rep. Meeks, Investigates Another

The House Ethics Committee cleared today Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks of an allegation he received an improper loan in 2010, but said they’re still looking into his failure to disclose a 2007 payment in a timely manner.

The 2010 loan Meeks, of Queens, received was, according to the Committee, “made on commercially reasonable terms. The loan was supported by a recorded written agreement establishing an interest rate, collateral, and repayment terms.”

The 2007 charge is still being reviewed. The Daily News reported that Meeks received a $40,000 loan that year but repaid it “only when the FBI started asking questions.”

The $40,000 came from Ed Ahmad, a local businessman who was recently blocked from leaving the country after he was arrested and released on bail.

 

Ethics Committee Clears One Charge Against Rep. Meeks, Investigates Another