The same article noted that Weldon had spent at least $30000 in legal fees and related investigatory expenses as a result of the probe. Another client is Advanced Ceramics Research Inc. 
Weldon made improving relations with Russia one of his key efforts in the House.
He served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1987 to 2007 representing the 7th district of Pennsylvania. He was also the co-chair of the Duma-Congress Study Group the official inter-parliamentary relationship between the United States and Russia.