POLITICS
06/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Eric Massa FBI, DOJ Investigation Began Days After His Retirement Announcement

Federal authorities have launched a public corruption investigation into events surrounding former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.

The FBI and Justice Department prosecutors appear to be focusing their preliminary inquiry on large payments Massa's campaign made last month to his top aide and to renew the lease for the congressman's personal car -- within days of his announcement he would not seek reelection.

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