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Resource ID: #22203
Subject: Campaign Finance
Source: Copley Los Angeles Newspapers
Date: June 12 to Dec. 23



Stern reveals that Rep. Cunningham sold his California house to a defense contractor at an inflated price that turned out to be a $700,000 bribe--one of many payoffs that ended the Congressman's career and sent him to prison. Copley News Service and San Diego Union-Tribune reporters detail Cunningham's involvement with a shady developer in New York and a small, well-connected defense contractor in San Diego. The reporters also shed light on the explosion of earmarks in federal legislation and how this development led to corruption like Cunningham's.

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