CHICAGO (CBS) — U.S. Rep. Marie Newman (D-Illinois) has only been in office five months – and now she is facing an ethics complaint over an alleged bribe.

This follows a story exposed by CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov last week.

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Kozlov reported Newman was being sued by Iymen Chehade, who was considering running as an opponent. He said he signed a contract with Newman, stating that in the event Newman was elected, she would give him a Chief Foreign Policy Advisor position or a similar job.

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But they had a falling out, and he was never hired.

Now, a conservative government watchdog group claims that contract is a violation of federal election law.

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Newman’s spokesperson said they’re not aware a formal complaint has been filed.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff