Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) has been tied to a federal corruption case concerning the University of Southern California.
Allegedly, Bass and the daughter of another anonymous politician were given hefty scholarships to USC in return for support for a new social work program.
Bass received that $95,000 scholarship while serving in Congress and failed to report it in campaign finance disclosures for years.
The USC figure that orchestrated this plan, Marilyn Flynn, has been indicted, and Bass is becoming a large part of the case against Flynn.
The Los Angeles Times reported that "By awarding free tuition to Bass in 2011, Flynn hoped to obtain the congresswoman's assistance in passing coveted legislation, prosecutors wrote in a July court filing. Bass later sponsored a bill in Congress that would have expanded USC's and other private universities' access to federal funding for social work — "just as defendant Flynn wanted," the filing states."
While Bass is not currently a target of the investigation, it is safe to say that her role in all of this will come under heavy scrutiny by federal investigators.
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