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Harvey Whittemore indicted on charges involving campaign contributions

Harvey Whittemore, once the most powerful lobbyist in the Nevada Legislature and a kingmaker in federal as well as state elections, was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges including making unlawful campaign contributions to a member of Congress.

He is also accused of lying to the Federal Election Commission and the FBI when questioned during the investigation.

Whittemore, 55, could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each of four counts.

"Mr. Whittemore allegedly used his family members and employees as conduits to make illegal contributions to the campaign committee of an …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jun 7, 2012 01:45AM Published Jun 7, 2012 01:43AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.