It was a tough week for Congressman John Tierney. Late last week, his brother-in-law Daniel Eremian -- while being sentenced for racketeering in connection to his brother Robert Eremian's illegal offshore gambling business -- .
Then, Robert Eremian himself -- a fugitive living in the Caribbean -- .
Tierney held a press conference on Tuesday denying these claims and dismissing the Eremians' statements as bitterness and lies. Congressman Tierney, whose wife served time in prison for her , was not found to have had anything to do with the illegal activities of his brothers-in-law.
Tierney's opponent, Republican former Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei, has been pressuring Tierney for months on the issue.
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