The Justice Department is no longer investigating former Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Fla.) over a 2003 golf trip to Scotland with convicted ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, The Hill reported Saturday.
The ex-congressman’s lawyer, Robert Luskin, told The Hill that federal officials informed him that DOJ has dropped its probe. A DOJ spokesperson declined to comment to Main Justice.
Feeney served in the House from 2003 until 2009. Feeney lost in November to Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-Fla.), who railed against the ex-congressman over his connections with Abramoff.
“Everybody that loves Tom is glad that it’s over with but still feel a lot of frustration that it dragged out as long as it did and cost him his seat in Congress,” former Feeney Chief of Staff Jason Roe told The Hill.
The former member of Congress agreed to pay $5,643 to the Treasury for his trip after he was scolded by the House ethics committee.
The DOJ investigation became public after the FBI asked several Florida newspapers for information about Feeney.