Sep 22, 2010 12:59 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government watchdog group in Washington is
seeking a Senate ethics committee investigation of Louisiana Sen.
Complaints from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in
Washington center on Vitter's former aide, Brent Furer.
Furer was arrested for an alleged knife attack on a girlfriend
in 2008 and later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges. He also
faced drunk-driving charges while working for Vitter, who is a
CREW says taxpayer money twice was used for Furer trips to
Louisiana when he was scheduled for court appearances. The group
also says Vitter lied when he said Furer did not have
responsibility for women's policy issues.
Furer resigned in June.
Vitter's office did not immediately respond to requests for