POLITICS
12/07/2012 09:56 am ET

Darrell Issa Burglarized: $100,000 In Jewelry Stolen From California Home

Burglars broke into Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) suburban San Diego home late last month, stealing more than 50 pieces of jewelry worth an estimated $100,000, the North County Times reported on Thursday.

The incident occurred between 6:40 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. on Nov. 29, according to a police report. Though detectives are currently exploring leads, no arrests have yet been made in the case, Jan Caldwell, spokeswoman for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, told the Times.

Issa spokesman Frederick Hill said that the stolen items were "irreplaceable family heirlooms" that the congressman and his family had inherited, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Issa, the former CEO of a car alarm company, is among the wealthiest members of Congress. According to OpenSecrets, he was worth between $195 million and $700 million as of 2010.

As chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Issa does his own fair share of investigating. He was one of the most aggressive proponents of a probe into the controversial "Fast and Furious" gun-running program, which Issa had maintained was part of a larger government scandal. Issa moved to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to surrender documents on the operation, in the course of the investigation. A subsequent report determined that some Justice Department officials were at fault in the failed mission, but concluded that Holder was not involved in any sort of coverup.

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