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Morongo Band donated skybox for Van Halen concert

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians donated the use of a leased luxury suite so an Illinois Republican could hold a fundraiser during a Van Halen concert, the Associated Press reports.

Rep. Jerry Weller (R-Illinois) failed to report the use of the tribe's skybox at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C.. Since he already took the legal limit of $2,000 from the tribe, he has to refund the cost to rent the suite, or $1,500.

The tribe said it donated the use of the skybox because Weller is a member of the Congressional Gaming Caucus, a bipartisan group of lawmaker who support gaming interests.

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Weller failed to report Indian contribution (AP 12/6)

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