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WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the Senate Ethics Committee are getting ready to disclose information about their investigation of former Sen. John Ensign of Nevada.

Committee chairman Barbara Boxer and Vice Chairman Johnny Isakson said they would speak on the Senate floor Thursday about the case.

The committee cannot punish Ensign because it can only discipline senators currently serving.

Ensign resigned earlier this month. The committee has been investigating the aftermath of Ensign’s affair with the wife of Douglas Hampton, a former aide who became a lobbyist.

The committee has been interested in a $96,000 payment to Hampton’s family by Ensign’s parents

The investigation also has focused on contacts Hampton made with the senator’s office after he became a lobbyist.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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