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December 21, 2012
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Ethics panel says Shelley Berkley violated rules

WASHINGTON — Rep. Shelley Berkley violated House rules and the government’s code of conduct when she used her office to benefit her husband’s medical practice, the House Ethics Committee concluded Thursday.The committee ended the case after adopting the findings of its investigative panel, saying no discipline was necessary because of Berkley’s cooperation. The conclusions said the Nevada Democrat made no attempt to enrich herself.The seven-term lawmaker is retiring from the House, and narrowly lost a Senate race in November to incumbent Republican Dean Heller. The investigation was an issue in the Senate campaign, playing to voters’ distrust of Washington. National …

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