October 9, 2008 Watchdog group seeks ethics investigation of McCain Posted: 06:50 PM ET From CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart An ethics watchdog group has asked the Senate to investigate whether Sen. McCain failed to disclose gambling winnings. (CNN) â Ethics watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, commonly referred to as âCREW,â has requested that the Senate Ethics Committee investigate whether Sen. John McCain failed to disclose gambling earnings as required by federal law and the Senateâs own rules. Click here to read CREW's request Citing recent press reports, CREW alleges that McCain failed to disclose income earned from gambling on the personal financial disclosure forms heâs required to file as a senator. âGiven Sen. McCainâs history of gambling on a regular basis over the years, it is nearly impossible to imagine that he never won over $200, the amount that triggers the reporting requirement,â CREWâs request says. In the event the Senate Ethics Committee finds that McCain failed to disclose any gambling earnings, the watchdog group asks that the matter be turned over to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation into whether McCain knowingly and willfully failed to disclose any winnings. The McCain campaign has not responded yet to CNNâs request for comment about CREWâs request for an investigation.