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US Rep. Pat Meehan paid nearly $40K to settle sexual harassment claim, reports say

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WASHINGTON D.C. — The former aide who accused U.S. House Rep. Pat Meehan of sexual harassment last year received a settlement of nearly $40,000, The Inquirer reports.

The payout came from Rep. Meehan’s congressional office account, the Philadelphia-based newspaper adds.

On January 25, the Delaware County Republican announced that he would not seek re-election. That decision came less than a week after accusations were made that he used taxpayer dollars to settle his former aide’s sexual harassment claim.

Rep. Meehan was elected to the House in 2010.

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