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Panel drops John Tierney inquiry

The House Ethics Committee announced Wednesday that it will not open an investigation into allegations that Representative John Tierney failed to disclose money his wife received from gambling proceeds, essentially ending official review of an issue that has dogged the Salem Democrat in his last two reelection campaigns.

Tierney has faced questions about whether he should have reported on his taxes $223,000 that his wife, Patrice, paid to herself in the late 2000s while managing a joint back account for her brother, federal fugitive Robert Eremian, who was running an illegal gambling enterprise on the Caribbean island of Antigua.

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