Campaign Finance Improprieties

NEW YORK - Former New York state Comptroller Alan Hevesi admitted Thursday that he accepted free travel and campaign contributions from a financier in exchange for investing hundreds of millions of dollars of state pension money with the businessman's firm.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Federal prosecutors have issued a fresh round of subpoenas for a probe into John Edwards' campaign finances, an attorney for the two-time presidential candidate said Wednesday.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - After the governor began raiding the state's electronic bingo halls, casino owners sent lobbyists to the Capitol with orders to make their Vegas-style parlors legal.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The owner of Alabama's largest casino, four state senators and several lobbyists face federal charges of conspiring to buy and sell votes for millions of dollars to get electronic bingo legalized, according to an indictment released Monday.

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised four years ago that Democrats would lead "the most honest, most open, most ethical Congress in history." But as her party defends its record with its majority in jeopardy, two prominent Democrats await ethics trials.
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