Texas congresswoman repays Black Caucus Foundation $31,000 for scholarships wrongly awardedBy AP
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Congresswoman repays foundation for scholarships
WASHINGTON — A Texas congresswoman who broke scholarship rules by awarding money to her relatives and an aide’s children has repaid about $31,000 to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson said in a statement Wednesday that she has repaid the funds in full.
The Dallas Morning News reported earlier this week that the Dallas-area Democrat had violated foundation rules against nepotism and making awards to students living or attending schools outside her district.
The newspaper said Johnson had given about a third of her scholarships since 2005 to two grandsons and two great-nephews and to the son and daughter of her top aide in Dallas.
Johnson has said she unknowingly broke the rules.
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