Because banks only have to keep records for seven years, Kelners team was only able to investigate Wards activities going back to 2001, although he had been working at the NRCC since 1995. Ward ceased to be the treasurer last summer, and his outside contract with the committee was terminated in late January when his alleged embezzlement scheme was discovered by the NRCC.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.