17 October, 2006

Reid to Reimburse Campaign for Payments

iWon News - Reid to Reimburse Campaign for Payments:
"Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid paid cash for a $750,000 condo at the Ritz-Carlton where he lives. But when he gave Christmas bonuses to the doorman and other support staff, he used campaign donations instead of his own money. Federal election law bars candidates from converting political donations for personal use.

Questioned about the campaign expenditures by The Associated Press, Reid's office said Monday his lawyers had approved them but he nonetheless was personally reimbursing his campaign for the $3,300 he had directed to the staff holiday fund at his residence. His office said he got the money to buy the Ritz condo from an earlier house sale.

Reid also announced he was amending his ethics reports to Congress to more fully account for a Las Vegas land deal - highlighted in an AP story last week - that allowed him to collect $1.1 million in 2004 for property he hadn't personally owned in three years."

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