Report: Disgraced Still-Congressman David Wu Can Draw Nearly $900,000 In Pension Benefits

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Update 8:09 PM: According to a statement from his office, Rep. David Wu will resign effective 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

Original: Rep. David Wu (D-OR), the disgraced congressman who pledged to resign after reports surfaced that he had an “unwanted sexual encounter” with the daughter of a campaign donor.

National Journal reports Wu could draw as much as $891,000 in pension benefits from the federal government. Wu was first elected in 1998.

The report, which surfaced last month, was the latest in a string of scandals for the congressman, who was accused of erratic behaviour by staffers during his 2010 reelection campaign.

Wu said he would resign after the debt limit was raised, but has yet to submit a formal letter of resignation.

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