In a bizarre new twist on the Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-CA) scandal, Fox News reports that when the House Ethics Committee finally gets itself together and investigates Cunnigham, Democrats are expected to bring up Top Gun Enterprises, Inc., a business the Congressman owns that cashes in on his former life as a Top Gun pilot for the U.S. Navy.
While there is no rule that explicitly prohibits members of Congress from owning a for-profit business, it does bar them from using their elected position for personal profit.
And that's where Cunningham could have problems. The website, which has just been taken down, makes a number of references to the fact that Cunningham serves in Congress, Fox reports.
And here's the kicker...
"One item being sold on the Web site could cause additional trouble for the San Diego congressman. The Duke Cunningham buck knife, which costs $595, includes an engraved likeness of Cunningham in a flight suit and what is described as 'the official seal of the U.S. Congress.' Unauthorized use of the official seal is a violation of House rules and federal law, punishable by fine and up to six months in prison."