Rep. Jeff Fortenberry expects to be indicted for lying to FBI but says charge is false

LINCOLN — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry expects the federal government to charge him with lying to the FBI during its investigation of campaign contributions funneled to him from a Nigerian billionaire.

The nine-term Republican from Lincoln said he is being wrongly accused.

“We will fight these charges. I did not lie to them,” Fortenberry said in a videotaped statement obtained Monday by The World-Herald. “This is wrong on so many levels.”

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