Congressman Number Three

At sentencing on Friday, former House staffer Laura I. Flores told the court that she was "terribly sorry for what I have done and for the pain I inflicted on House Member 1, 2, and 3."

(See Washington Post story here.)

Congressional payment records show that she has worked for four House members. Two of them--Reps. Neal Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) and Jane Harman (D-Calif.)--have been publicly identified as among the three that Flores embezzled around $200,000 from.

The third victim: Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.). Records show Flores worked for Costa in 2005; a Costa spokesman confirmed that he is number three.

Flores also worked briefly for Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-Texas). A Rodriguez spokesman said she did not have budgetary authority and did not embezzle money while there.