There is no evidence that any members of Congress exchanged earmarks for campaign contributions with the PMA Group, the House Ethics committee has found, sources tell
) Roll Call
The paper reports that the committee will release a report on the matter later today, exonerating of wrongdoing seven Appropriations committee members who it had been looking into in connection with the now-defunct lobbying group.
Last year, the PMA Group -- which for years had made significant campaign contributions and had won earmarks worth millions -- shut down after its office was raided by the FBI.
Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN), and the late Democratic congressman John Murtha of Pennsylvania, were thought to be at the center of the probe. A Justice Department investigation into Visclosky is thought to be still ongoing.