The U.S. House Ethics Committee has dropped its probe into Congressman John Tierney, D-Salem, according to the Boston Globe.
Tierney has been under fire since 2010 when his wife pleaded guilty to helping her fugitive brother manage a bank account into which funds from an illegal offshore gambling business were being funneled.
The scandal led to a tough election season that year against Republican Bill Hudak and an even tougher election against former Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei in 2012, when the scandal remained in the spotlight. That year,
a group of Democrats calling themselves Democrats for Tisei campaigned for Tisei.
In 2014, Tierney will face a Democratic primary challenge from former Marine Seth Moulton and Marisa DeFranco.
For all the details on the Ethics Committee's decision to drop its probe into Tierney, please visit the Boston Globe.