The LA Times reports that the Office of Congressional Ethics is looking into suspicious dealings between a Long Beach member of the U.S. House and Washington Mutual — which sold her house out of foreclosure then took it back and returned it to the Congresswoman. What gets buried is that the case came to light when the Times broke the story, likely the reason for the probe.
In additional investigative reporting impact news, the California Board of Registered Nursing will likely take action in August over the Pro-Publica/LA Times investigation of its systemic failings. The series has already prompted the board’s executive director to resign and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace three of the board’s six members.