O.C. Congresswoman’s top aide resigns following eight-count indictment

by Matt Fleming | April 7, 2016 9:54 am

The chief of staff to Rep. Mimi Walters resigned on Wednesday following an eight-count indictment related to his time in another member’s office, Politico reported.

David Bowser was charged with using nearly $44,000 of congressional office funds of his former boss, former Georgia Republican Congressman Paul Broun, to pay one of Broun’s campaign consultants, according to the Athens Banner-Herald[1]. Bowser was also charged with obstructing a congressional investigation and making false statements.

Politico reporter John Bresnahan broke the news of the resignation on Twitter Thursday.

/1 David Bowser, chief of staff for @RepMimiWalters[2], has resigned following indictment on federal criminal charges, per her office.

— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) April 7, 2016[3]

/2 Bowser was indicted for alleged campaign finance violations, making false statements, lying to OCE while working for ex-Rep. Paul Broun

— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) April 7, 2016[4]

Walters, an Irvine Republican, was elected to Congress in 2014, after years in the state Legislature.

“David Bowser tendered his resignation on April 6, 2016,” according to a statement issued by Walters’ office. “The charges against him involve incidents alleged to have occurred in the office of former Georgia Congressman Paul Broun in 2012-2014, before Rep. Walters became a member of Congress.”

This story has been updated to include the statement from Walters’ office and to correct the day of Bowser’s resignation.

  1. Athens Banner-Herald: http://onlineathens.com/breaking-news/2016-04-07/brouns-former-congressional-chief-staff-indicted
  2. @RepMimiWalters: https://twitter.com/RepMimiWalters
  3. April 7, 2016: https://twitter.com/BresPolitico/status/718102396401008641
  4. April 7, 2016: https://twitter.com/BresPolitico/status/718102651959902210

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