Tennessee’s newest congressman, Rep. Andy Ogles, quickly became a key player in the battle for control of the House, demanding concessions in exchange for his support for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
But a NewsChannel 5 investigation discovered the freshman Republican has never complied with a federal law required of all congressional candidates.
That law requires candidates and members of Congress to disclose their personal finances, so voters can know if they have any conflicts of interest.
Not only did Andy Ogles ignore that law during the campaign, he continues to ignore it today, NewsChannel 5 found….
Ogles’ office never responded to NewsChannel 5’s questions about why he has not followed the law.
Failure to file such personal financial disclosures could result in up to a year in prison and fines up to $66,000 — although the more common penalty is a $200 fine.