MD Dems File Ethics Complaint Against Andy Harris

Oct 18, 2018

Annapolis, MD—The Maryland Democratic Party filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics yesterday on Congressman Andy Harris’ failure to disclose more than $26,000 in spousal income on his 2017 financial disclosure. His omission is made even more significant by the fact that Indy’s Services sources of income included Harris’ own campaign and the Maryland Republican Party.

After Democrats’ filed their complaint against Harris, The Washington Post reported that Harris’ campaign has paid Beus more than $130,000 since 2014.

“It appears Andy Harris paid his wife thousands of dollars from his campaign, then tried to hide it from government ethics regulators,” said Maryland Democratic Party chair Kathleen Matthews. “This is just more proof that Congressman Harris has become nothing more than another creature of the Washington swamp.”

Harris and Beus married in July 2017. According to the Ethics in Government Act, Congressman Harris is required to disclose that his spouse received income from Indy’s Services in 2017.

In 2008, Ms. Beus registered a trade name, “Indy’s Services,” for a sole proprietorship in the State of Maryland. That registration was renewed in 2013.

Reports filed by Harris with the Federal Election Commission and the Maryland State Board of Elections indicate that Indy’s Services, during 2017, received more than $26,000 in payments from political committees, including Andy Harris’ congressional campaign.