Documents: Corker Had More Income Than Reported

Posted at 10:42 AM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 11:42:34-05

Documents released by the office of U.S. Sen. Bob Corker show the lawmaker earned millions more from investments than he originally reported.

According to media reports, Corker filed amendments late Friday to financial disclosures date back to 2007 and sent a letter to the secretary of the Senate blaming "technical errors" by his former accounting firm. He said the "oversight" has been corrected.

A government watchdog group that filed a complaint last month over other omissions on Corker's financial disclosure forms said it plans to file another complaint asking the Senate Ethics Committee and the Justice Department to investigate.

Corker said the omissions reported Friday came as a result of an audit he ordered after his disclosures were first questioned in November.

The amendments were first reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal.