(CNN) – A top staff member for Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, was arrested and faces theft charges involving objects stolen from a House office building, U.S. Capitol Police said.
Police said they arrested Javier Sanchez, 37, of Virginia, last Thursday after an investigation, but the matter just came to light publicly on Monday night.
A staff directory had listed Sanchez as Bachmann's legislative director, but it was unclear if that was his most recent position.
The congresswoman's office confirmed Sanchez had worked there but a spokesman said he was "no longer with the office" as of Friday. Dan Kotman, Bachmann's spokesman, directed further questions to Capitol Police.
A Capitol Police spokesman said thefts occurred in the Rayburn House Office Building earlier this year. Many personal offices for representatives as well as various committees are based in the building.
Police did not describe what was taken and did not release other details of the case.
Isn't she under charges for misuse of campaign finances also? Birds of a feather. ha ha haha ha
Maybe Bachmann can fence in Minnesota to keep those thieves of hers in..Maybe a public flogging would give him a hint what he did wrong and maybe with her husbands blessing he'll be a great politician like Bachmann someday,yah right!!!
Can you imagine trying to shake her hands ?? lol I would be afraid of getting scratched to the point where bachman might draw blood from whomever she shakes hands with – lol
How many more months of this flake and her crazy people?
Just a poisoned limb, from a tree that's poison through and through.
Crooks....they're all crooks.........
Nothing surprising here. What kind of employee do you think this woman would hire? An ethical, responsible, and sensible one? Of course not, look at her.
So that C U Next Tuesday steals millions a year in farm subsidies?
The aide learned how to steal from her boss!
Typical GOP grifter, just like Bachmann.
If this were Obama staff member, Bachman would be asking for his immediate resignation. Well, Michelle, we're waiting.
Imagine that – the party that has hijacked and stolen our freedoms and liberties in the quest for absolute political power has one of its leaders arrested for theft. Who could imagine?
WOW! Someone in Washington stole something! Shocking!
This is nothing compared to the tax payers money wasted by politicians on unnecessary spending and that includes government agencies like IRS and TSA.
Duh, Republican, they are all thieves and criminals. He was only mimicing Bachmann's thieving ways.
This guy was just one among many in the Bachmann camp.
Amazing that a hispanic man would work for this... person.
She seems like the type who'd keep a minority handy in case blame needed to be put somewhere.
How about a picture of Sanchez instead of Bachmann
Cnn on a mission here or what
Well he certainly didn't steal dignity, respect, honor, or common sense from the House; that's been missing for a while now
No doubt he picked up the habit from his boss.
How ironic..............literally stealing from the people of the United States....
no, no, no, no, no.
Somebody that is a GOP would NEVER be corrupt or steal from others, esp. the public.
We need to do a special investigation. There can be little doubt that Obama stole the object and then framed sanchez.
Besides, with Sanchez being a GOP, this is just standard protocol.
So, we need to let her go.