The investigation of Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) is now focusing on the defense contractor Mountaintop Technologies. The company had been selected by Murtha in a series of earmarks to issue grants and monitor them. Oftentimes, the company would give $10 million dollars in Justice Department grants to small police departments in southwestern Pennsylvania, just before fall elections. The firm has received $36 million over the last eight years in military contracts and earmarks. Mountaintop also hired a lobbying firm that, coincidentally, was the employer of Murtha’s brother. You can read the detailed Washington Post story here.