The Republican from Tennessee won re-election last year despite revelations that he had affairs with patients and once urged 1 of them to seek an abortion.
He was fined $500 and is responsible for up to $1,000 in costs for the panel’s investigation. He did not the contest the findings.
The ruling comes in response to two complaints filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which called the penalties “piteous.”
DesJarlais has already drawn two Republican challengers in advance of next year’s primary, state Sen. Jim Tracy of Shelbyville and state Rep. Joe Carr.
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