Here are some fun facts about Darrell Issa that you may not have known.

Fun Fact: Darrell Issa has been indicted for Grand Theft Auto. Twice.  Darrell was arrested in 1972  for stealing a Maserati, but prosecutors later dropped the charges. That same year he was stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way street and was found to have a .25-calibre Colt automatic inside a box of ammunition, along with a military puch that contained 44 rounds of ammo and a tear gas gun with two rounds of ammo for it, in his glove box. He was charged with having a concealed weapon, later reduced to possession of an unregistered gun, and was later sentenced to six months probation and a fine.
Source: The Issa Files


Fun Fact: The second time Darrell Issa was indicted on Grand Theft Auto charges was in 1980. He and his brother William were caught up in a scheme selling a car to a used car dealership. Charges were later dropped after the brothers bought the car back from the dealer.
Source: New Yorker Magazine


Fun Fact: Darrell Issa was once sued by another motorist for $20,000 for leaving the scene of an accident? They later settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.
Source: New Yorker Magazine


Fun Fact: Darrell Issa lied to San Diego Union Tribune that his army unit had provided security of Richard Nixon at the 1971 Pirates-Orioles World Series; Nixon never attended the series.
Source: New Yorker Magazine


Fun Fact: Darrell Issa lied that he had won Inc.’s national Entrepreneur of the Year award; he won a regional prize in San Diego and was one of a few hundred nominees for the national award.
Source: The Baltimore Sun


Fun Fact: Darrell Issa lied that he had received “the highest possible ratings” while in the Army, when in fact, at one point he “received unsatisfactory conduct and efficiency ratings and was transferred to a supply depot.”
Source: MSNBC


Fun Fact: Ironically, Darrell made his fortune with a car alarm company called Steal Stopper. After turning the failing company around, the offices and factory of Steal Stopper and Darrel’s other company, Quantum Enterprises, suspiciously burned to the ground, with the buildings and all inventory destroyed. An investigation determined that there were suspicious burn patterns with fires starting in two places aided by an accelerant such as gasoline. Further fueling the suspicion (no pun intended), Issa had increased his fire insurance policy by 462% just three weeks prior to the fire and removed vital computer equipment.
Source: New Yorker Magazine


Fun Fact: Darrell Issa is one of, if not the, richest persons currently serving in Congress, with an estimated net worth of $450 million (as of 2013).
Source: ABC News


Fun Fact: Darrell Issa voted AGAINST the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), which would prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation.
Source: OntheIssues.org


Fun Fact: Although Darrell Issa has said he supports efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, he voted against a cap and trade bill designed to cut them.
Source: Dailykos.com Article


Fun Fact: Darrell Issa signed the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” of the Americans for Tax Reform, an organization that oposes ALL tax increases.
Source: Economics Online Tutor


Fun Fact: In September 2011, the liberal advocacy group American Family Voices filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Issa, alleging he had repeatedly used his public office for personal financial gain.
Source: Thinkprogress.org


Fun Fact: Darrell Issa supported the use of military force in Iraq and Afghanistan and even voted to reject setting timetables for the removal of troops.
Source: Ontheissues.org


Fun Fact: In February 2011, the Watchdog Institute, an independent nonprofit reporting center, published an investigation alleging that, as leader of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Issa built a team which included staff members with close connections to industries that could benefit from his investigations.
Source: inewsource.org