US Senate staff told not to cash in on inauguration tickets

January 13th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Jan. 13 (ANI): Senate staffers have been warned not to sell their tickets for the January 20 inauguration of President Barack Obama, saying that if they do so, they would be committing federal crime.
According to the memo The JCCIC [Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies] considers the sale of tickets provided to Members, or distributed to Congressional staff for personal use, to be inappropriate and to give rise to an appearance of impropriety.
Congressional personnel selling tickets will be reported to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics or the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct for appropriate disciplinary action, the memo warns. (ANI)

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