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UPDATE: Watchdog Submits Additional Evidence in a Complaint Against Rep. Tom Malinowksi

Updated: Oct 19

Evidence Shows Rep. Malinowski Continues to Violate House Ethics Rules

Washington, D.C.— July 6, 2021— The non-partisan ethics watchdog, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), sent the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) a letter laying out further evidence that Representative Malinowski continued to trade stocks after a complaint was filed against him in March.

Federal law and House Ethics rules require Members to provide “full and complete” financial information to the public, including a Member’s assets, debts, income, and periodic reports of financial transactions that exceed $1,000.

Even after it was publicly discovered that Representative Malinowski failed to disclose about 90 stock trades worth between $671,000 and $2.67 million in 2020 and FACT filed its complaint, Malinowski affirmatively chose to trade stocks without ensuring the transactions were disclosed. Recently, it was reported that Malinowski “took more than the legally required time to report nine stock transactions worth up [to] at least $186,000 this month and in some cases nearly two months after the transaction. The nine stock transactions occurred in April and Malinowski was notified of them at the end of that month.” Ultimately, he disclosed the stock purchases and sales on June 12, 2021, past the legal deadline of reporting trades within 30 or 45 days of the transactions.

“The disclosure laws are put in place for a reason and they are essential for a government to operate in an ethical and transparent manner. Timely and accurate filings are the only way for citizens to determine whether the Member they elected is engaging in self- enrichment. The Office of Congressional Ethics and the House Ethics Committee need to investigate Representative Malinowski immediately and impose the proper sanctions for all ongoing violations,” said Kendra Arnold, Executive Director of FACT.

A full copy of the complaint can be found by clicking here.

FACT is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting accountability, ethics, and transparency in government and civic arenas.  For more on FACT, visit: http://www.factdc.org/

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FACT Calls for Probe into Rep. Malinowski for Financial Reporting Violations


Evidence Suggests Rep. Malinowski Ignored House Ethics Rules and Federal Law

Washington, D.C.— March 8, 2021— Today, the non-partisan ethics watchdog, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), filed a complaint requesting the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) investigate Representative Tom Malinowski (NJ) for failing to disclose financial transactions as required by law.

Federal law and House Ethics rules require Members to provide “full and complete” financial information to the public, including a Member’s assets, debts, income, and periodic reports of financial transactions that exceed $1,000.

Recent reporting shows that Rep. Malinowski failed to disclose dozens of stock transactions. This involved about 90 stock trades valued between $671,000 and $2.76 million that occurred in 2020--including 24 purchases and sales that took place during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. One stock in particular was a medical diagnostic company (Chembio Diagnostics Inc.) that manufactures COVID-19 tests, and others included manufacturers of shelf-stable foods and home exercise equipment.

“The law is abundantly clear on what is required of all House Members when it comes to personal financial disclosures. Rep. Malinowski’s failure to report roughly 90 financial transactions is unacceptable. More egregious is that many of the transactions involved COVID-related stocks. Rep. Malinowski’s failure to file timely and accurate financial disclosures must be investigated by the OCE and the proper penalties must be assessed,” said Kendra Arnold, Executive Director of FACT.

A full copy of the complaint can be found by clicking here.

FACT is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting accountability, ethics, and transparency in government and civic arenas.  For more on FACT, visit: http://www.factdc.org/

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