The House Financial Services Committee is investigating whether the IRS and other law enforcement agencies used the Patriot Act as a political weapon against Democratic New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned following revelations about his use of an escort service. Officials have said a number of unusual money transfers by the governor triggered a banking system "suspicious activity report," which ultimately led to a full-blown criminal investigation of Spitzer.
Congressional Committee Investigates Spitzer Case
The Associated Press
December 1, 2008