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Abramoff Scandal
Rep. Doolittle won't return convicted lobbyist's cash


Rep. John Doolittle (R-California) won't return campaign contributions from a former Washington lobbyist who just pleaded guilty to defrauding tribes and a corruption conspiracy.

Doolittle received $12,500 in contributions from Tony C. Rudy, a former aide to retiring Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas). The amount by far the most any lawmaker received from Rudy, who donated a total of $48,500 in just four years to 34 Republicans.

While other recipients of Rudy's cash -- including Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California) -- are returning the money, Doolittle says he won't do the same. He previously said Jack Abramoff, who also admitted to defrauding tribes, was doing a good job for his clients.

Get the Story:
Rush to return Rudy cash (The Hill 4/4)

Relevant Documents:
Charges: US v Rudy | Factual Proffer

Relevant Links:
Rep. John Doolittle - http://www.house.gov/doolittle

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