NLPC Accomplishments

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2013- Based on info provided by NLPC, the New York Times detailed on its front page a Dominican port security deal pushed by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) that would have been a windfall for Dr. Salomon Melgen, a major donor, whose eye clinic was raided by the FBI.

2010-2013- Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) is reportedly the subject of two investigations by federal prosecutors. The corruption probes were triggered by stories in the New York Post, New York Times and New York Daily News based on info provided by NLPC.

2010- Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) was censured by the entire House of Representatives. NLPC exposed his failure to report or disclose rental income from his beach house in the Dominican Republic, which led to a more far-reaching scrutiny of his finances.

 2010- Rangel resigned as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee after he was admonished by the House Ethics Committee for leading a Caribbean junket in violation of House rules. The Committee's action was based on NLPC's photographs and audio recordings of the event.

2009- Al Sharpton was fined $285,000 by the Federal Election Commission as a result of an NLPC Complaint for running an "off the books" presidential campaign.

2007- Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) sold back land to a developer a day after NLPC alleged in a Complaint to the Senate Ethics Committee that the original sale was a "sweetheart" deal.

2006-2010- NLPC exposed cozy financial dealings between Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) and recipients of his earmarks. Mollohan resigned as Chairman of the Ethics Committee. In May 2010, Mollohan lost re-election in the Democratic primary.

2005- The New York Stock Exchange ended its support for Jesse Jackson's groups after NLPC protests.

2004- Two PACs associated with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) were fined $21,000 as a result of an NLPC Complaint to the FEC.

2004- As a result of NLPC Complaints filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Al Sharpton was fined $5,500 and forced to return $100,000 in presidential campaign matching funds.

 2003- NLPC exposed the Boeing Tanker Deal Scandal, eventually sending two Boeing executives to jail, and saving taxpayers at least $4 billion.

1999- NLPC broke a scandal involving the taxpayer-funded Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which was grossly inflating the number of cases it claimed to handle.

1996- NLPC exposed then-FDA Commissioner David Kessler for overbilling on his expense reimbursements. Kessler resigned soon after. In his 2001 book, Kessler said NLPC "brought me as close to despair as I have ever been."

1993- NLPC successfully sued Hillary Rodham Clinton's secret health care task force to open its meetings and records.  In their 2003 books, both Hillary and Sidney Blumenthal acknowledged NLPC's role in sinking her plan.