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Murtha's FBI file

The late congressman John Murtha (D., Pa.) is still stirring up news, even from the grave.

The FBI on Tuesday released some of its files on Murtha, who was involved in the bureau's Abscam corruption probe in 1980, as well as other investigations. The agency said it couldn't release all of its documents on Murtha because some of those probes against other targets are still active.

The longtime lawmaker died in February from complications after surgery.

Several public officials, including U.S. Sen. Harrison Williams (D., N.J.) and Rep. Michael "Ozzie" Myers (D., Pa.), were convicted in the bribery sting. The FBI had videotape of Murtha turning down a $50,000 cash bribe, saying "I'm not interested. I'm sorry. At this point...." He did not report the offer to the FBI.

Murtha was never charged, but he was named as an un-indicted co-conspirator and testified against others. The files show that FBI lawyers researched whether Murtha had a legal obligation to report the attempted bribe, and they concluded in 1982 that he wasn't obligated to do so.