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A nonpartisan watchdog group has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate what it calls a series of potential violations of federal criminal law by Rep. Michael Oxley, R-Ohio, relating to alleged illegal fundraising activities by Freddie Mac. The Campaign Legal Center (CLC) asked the Justice Department to look into Rep. Oxley's involvement in a fundraising scandal involving Freddie Mac. Freddie Mac recently paid a $3.8 million fine to settle a complaint that it illegally used corporate treasury funds to sponsor fundraisers that raised nearly $3 million dollars for members of Congress. "The vast majority of the 85 fundraising events benefited Chairman Oxley at a time when legislation was pending before his committee that was opposed by Freddie Mac," the CLC said. The legislation...