Ohio Congressman Subpoenaed in Lobbyist Probe

Rep. Bob Ney (search) of Ohio has been subpoenaed by the Justice Department to provide documents related to the government's investigation of indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Ney's office said Friday.

"I voluntarily provided information to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee last year and I have offered to make myself available to meet with the House Ethics Committee," Ney, a Republican, said in a statement. "I believe, however, that although the government's investigation of Mr. Abramoff has been well-publicized through other sources, it is inappropriate for my office to comment in any detail about an ongoing investigation."

Ney spokesman Brian Walsh said Friday that Ney has not been notified that he is the target of any investigation and had informed House Speaker Dennis Hastert (search), R-Ill., of the subpoena.