Former Rep. Hayworth cooperates with Abramoff probe
Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Arizona) says he is cooperating with the Department of Justice's probe into Jack Abramoff.

Hayworth, the former co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, said he has provided documents to federal investigators. “I have done nothing wrong," he said on KFYI-AM. “I have done nothing illegal or unethical.”

Hayworth would not say what documents he turned over but said investigators are looking at his dealings with tribes. He received $2,250 in contributions from Abramoff and $64,000 in contributions from Abramoff's tribal clients, making him second among all Congressional recipients of Abramoff cash.

Hayworth lost the 2006 election to Democrat Harry Mitchell. Tribes donated $154,000 to Hayworth's campaign fund and political action committee and has spent most of his contributions on legal fees.

Get the Story:
Hayworth uses campaign funds in federal investigation (The East Valley Tribune 7/16)
Hayworth says he's cooperating with federal probe (AP 7/16)
Hayworth's legal fees from fed investigation (12 News 7/16)

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