RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger has asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate his relationship to the real estate company he founded.
The congressman released a statement Thursday saying that he's seeking the investigation to show that he's complied with the law and House rules.
Pittenger said in August that FBI agents spoke to employees at Pittenger Land Investments and requested information earlier this year. He said at the time that he didn't know what they were investigating.
Pittenger said he cuts ties with the company right after he was elected to the U.S. House in 2012. His wife continued to run the company after he left.
A spokesman for Pittenger said the congressman wasn't immediately available to comment Thursday.
His district includes suburbs around Charlotte, North Carolina.