For Immediate Release
Contact: Press Department
September 21, 2010
Cloud Responds to Former PMA Group Head's Guilty Plea, Wants Explanation from Dicks
TACOMA, WA – The Doug Cloud for US Congress campaign today released the following statement made by Doug Cloud, candidate for U.S. Congress WA-06, in response to former head of the PMA Group, Paul Magliocchetti's pleading guilty to corruption charges:
"It's time the people get some answers from Congressman Dicks on his involvement with the PMA Group," said Cloud. "It's unfortunate that he has repeatedly chosen not to respond to questions that have risen about his connection to the group and their corruption."
Congressman Dicks has been reported as being the third highest recipient, at $26,700, of Magliocchetti's personal contributions for steering defense contracts. He also ranks on the top ten list of total campaign contributions that the PMA Group paid out by receiving more than $530,000.
"It just doesn't add up. If the Congressman has nothing to hide, then he should want to clear his name and tell the public what's gone on here, because it doesn't look good," said Cloud. "The people deserve to hear from their Representative. That's part of the responsibility of an elected official; you have an obligation to answer to the people who hired you and pay your salary."
"In light of Paul Magliocchetti's guilty plea to corruption, I think the Congressman has an obligation to return all of the campaign donations connected to the PMA Group, and work to rescind the hundreds of millions of dollars in earmarks that were awarded to any organization or company connected to the PMA Group."
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Friday, September 24, 2010
Posted by Doug Cloud at 3:21 PM