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Resource ID: #21615
Subject: Corruption
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
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Date: Feb. 26; March 10; April 25; May 19, 30; June 10, 30; July 2, 22; Nov. 15; Dec. 18

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This investigation of the Ohio Speaker of the House uncovered a campaign fund-raising scheme in which donations are subtly tied to legislation. Among the findings are lobbyists who said they made contributions to gain favorable treatment from the speaker, secret campaign accounts used to promote the speaker's handpicked successors for leadership positions, and allegations that he took kickbacks from vendors involved in House campaigns. The series prompted FBI and IRS investigations.

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