(KFORNEWS October 19, 2021) A federal grand jury has indicted First District Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, accusing him of lying to the FBI and concealing information from federal agents who were investigating campaign contributions funneled to him from a Nigerian billionaire.
The U.S. attorney’s office announced that the federal grand jury in Los Angeles had indicted the nine-term Republican on one charge of scheming to falsify and conceal material facts and two counts of making false statements to federal investigators.
The Congressman is proclaiming his innocence and promising to fight the charges.
This charges go back to a 2016 fundraiser where Fortenberry claimed a foreign national funneled about $30,000 into his campaign through other Americans. Fortenberry said the FBI investigated the crime and later found he had nothing to do with it. In 2019, according to Fortenberry’s email, he was interviewed by FBI agents at his home in Lincoln about the fundraiser. Fortenberry says when the Trump Administration became the Biden Administration, it was decided that Fortenberry would be indicted for lying.
“And then, radio silence from the prosecutors—until the Trump Justice Department became the Biden Justice Department; and this California prosecutor was in the running for a big promotion; and don’t forget the mid-term elections right around the corner for control of the House,” Fortenberry’s statement read. “Only then did the prosecutors announce that they were poised to seek an indictment accusing Jeff of lying.”
Fortenberry described the investigation and asked for his supporters to stand with him in a video posted to YouTube.
Watch Fortenberry’s entire 2 minute You Tube video here.
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