Rep. Don Young was one of several House lawmakers who have paid legal fees recently after being eyed by the Office of Congressional Ethics.
Meeks’ office also received a subpoena in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York this year. His office declined in March to detail the materials being sought, but in a notification letter to the House, he indicated the subpoena requested documents from the district office and did not indicate any request for documents or depositions from Meeks himself.
It is not known whether that subpoena is tied to a federal investigation of a nonprofit organization founded by Meeks and a New York state lawmaker, which was reported by the New York Post in February.
At that time, the Post reported the Justice Department was examining the New Direction Local Development Corp. and its New Yorkers Organized to Assist Hurricane Families project over allegations about the whereabouts of $31,000 in funds raised for Hurricane Katrina victims.
Meeks has previously denied day-to-day involvement in the charity, stating to media outlets that he did not play an operational role in that group.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.