Campus Notebook: More legal bills for Rep. Tony Cárdenas

Rep. Tony Cárdenas has mounting legal bills, Rep. Adam Schiff sells Apple stock, Rep. Jim Langevin buys CrowdStrike securities, and a Capitol Police arrest

Tony Cárdenas standing in front of a window
Rep. Tony Cárdenas told his colleagues while the Congress was diverse, the staff needed to be as well. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted February 10, 2020 at 6:30am

More expenses for Cárdenas

The legal bills keep coming for Rep. Tony Cárdenas. The California Democrat has spent $220,547 on a lawsuit that alleged he sexually assaulted a minor, according to a legal expense filing received by the Legislative Resource Center on Jan. 30.

In July, the alleged victim agreed to have the case dismissed with prejudice, meaning that she can’t file it again. Cardenas denied all allegations from the outset.

The disbursements from Cárdenas’ legal expense fund have been paid out to Perkins Coie, a law firm that offers a special political law practice for Democrats, and Glaser Weil, a Los Angeles-based law firm, among other disbursements.

CrowdStrike purchase

Rep. Jim Langevin, a Rhode Island Democrat, bought between $50,000 and $100,000 in CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. on Jan. 24. CrowdStrike is a California-based cybersecurity company that worked for the Democratic National Committee in 2016 after the DNC was hacked by Russia.

How much did the Architect of the Capitol make in his previous job?

J. Brett Blanton was sworn in as the 12th Architect of the Capitol in January. At his previous job as the Deputy Vice President of Engineering for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Blanton made $240,801 in 2019.

Schiff sells Apple

Rep. Adam B. Schiff, a California Democrat who recently spent much of his time leading the House arguments before the Senate in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, sold between $15,000 and $50,000 in Apple Inc. stock on Jan. 2.

Capitol Police arrest at Union Station

A Capitol Police officer, who was walking a foot beat near 50 Massachusetts Ave NE (Union Station), saw a person who has an “active Stay Away Order” from that area. The person was then arrested for contempt of court on Jan. 29, according to a weekly Capitol Police arrest report.