House Ethics Committee fines Madison Cawthorn $14K for congressional crypto scheme

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North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn was ordered by the House Ethics Committee to pay nearly $15,000 to a charity after a House Ethics Committee investigation found “substantial evidence” he improperly promoted a cryptocurrency while in Congress. The House Ethics Committee in May unanimously voted to form a subcommittee to probe whether the 27-year-old violated conflict of interest rules by promoting a cryptocurrency called “Let’s Go Brandon,” in which he had a financial interest. The committee also looked into allegations Cawthorn engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a Congressional …