Court hears appeal of ex-lobbyist's conviction for illegally raising funds for Harry Reid

by - October 09, 2014

A former Nevada lobbyist asked an appeals court Monday to toss out his conviction for illegal campaign fundraising for Sen. Harry Reid. A lawyer for F. Harvey Whittemore argued that $133,000 he transferred to family, friends and employees in 2007 that wound up in Reid's campaign coffers were unconditional gifts with no strings attached. Prosecutor Elizabeth White countered that "what we have here are blatant, straightforward campaign contributions ... it's no coincidence that all of these people were financially dependent upon him."

Source: Court hears appeal of ex-lobbyist's conviction for illegally raising funds for Harry Reid | Fox Business

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