Ethics panel investigates Joe Wilson's trip purchase

COLUMBIA, SC (WTOC) - Congressman Joe Wilson is in the middle of an ethics investigation, stemming from a $12 purchase.

A U.S. House committee is looking into his purchase of six goblets during a trip to Afghanistan last summer.

His representative said those were gifts and they were covered in his travel expenses, but the House committee on Standards of Official Conduct isn't sure about that.

Four other U.S. congressmembers are under similar investigations.

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