Iowa Congressman claims undisclosed firm wasn't 'doing business'

An Iowa congressman has said in a sworn statement that a company he failed to disclose wasn't "doing business" in 2016, despite evidence to the contrary.

Posted: Feb 22, 2018 1:30 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa congressman has said in a sworn statement that a company he failed to disclose wasn't "doing business" in 2016, despite evidence to the contrary.

In an amended disclosure made public Thursday, Rep. Rod Blum lists himself as the majority shareholder and director of Tin Moon Corp.

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Blum violated House rules by failing to list his ties to Tin Moon earlier.

Blum writes in the amendment that his failure to disclose was an oversight because Tin Moon was "basically worth less than $1,000 and not doing business in 2016."

Tin Moon was incorporated and registered its website in May 2016. In August 2016, YouTube user "rodblum" uploaded a customer testimonial claiming Tin Moon saved her company thousands of dollars. One of Blum's congressional aides appeared in a similar testimonial weeks later.

Article Comments

Mason City
Scattered Clouds
58° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 58°
Albert Lea
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 61°
Austin
Broken Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 61°
Charles City
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 61°
Rochester
Overcast
58° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 58°
Tracking a nice start to the weekend with storms returning overnight Sunday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 8/23

Image

Senator Jodi Ernst continues her statewide tour

Image

Pannekoeken is set to open in a new location

Image

Mayo Nurse Exchange Program

Image

Second Chance at a Healthy Smile

Image

Bus Stop Shelter

Image

Tackling Traffic Congestion

Image

Back To School Eye Exam

Image

School Bullying

Image

Raising Money For Immigrant Children

Community Events