M.B.A. chief David Stevens

The National Legal and Policy Center has called for an investigation of David H. Stevens. New York Times staffer Gretchen Morgenson reports on the possible investigation, for which the center argues that Stevens may have violated ethics laws in relation to his prior position as commissioner of the FHA.

The center believes the investigation will show whether Stevens violated revolving door laws which Stevens denied through a statement by spokesman:

"...Dave has regularly consulted with attorneys inside and outside M.B.A. to make sure that he and the association are always in full compliance with the law,” Mr. Mechem’s statement said. “Outside counsel to M.B.A. has specifically reviewed Dave’s activities on behalf of M.B.A. and its members and has confirmed that Dave has operated fully within the letter and spirit of the lobbying laws and ethics rules.”

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