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"Duke" Cunningham case:Dennis Hastert,Rep. Jerry Weller subpoena
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Posted: 9/18/2007 9:03:01 PM

By: Guatemala:Rios Montt pizzed,1,2134216.story

Hastert, Weller get subpoenas in bribe case
By Jim Tankersley | Washington Bureau
6:30 PM CDT, September 18, 2007

WASHINGTON - Former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), Rep. Jerry Weller (R-Ill.) and 11 of their House colleagues are fighting subpoenas to testify in a criminal case linked to disgraced former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham of California.

In addition, Weller has landed on a Washington watchdog group's list of the "22 most corrupt" members of Congress.

Weller's spokesman declined comment on the list Tuesday and referred questions about the subpoenas to House counsel.

The subpoenas center on a criminal case against Brent Wilkes, the defense contractor who faces a variety of charges linked to his alleged bribing of Cunningham – who is already in prison after pleading guilty to accepting bribes. The congressmen disclosed their subpoenas, and their plans to fight them, in letters to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which were entered into the House record late Monday.........

The Tribune reported this month that Weller failed to disclose at least seven Nicaraguan land transactions on House filings.

It also reported that a non-profit organization formed by Weller's wife, a member of the Guatemalan Congress, includes Weller family members and a business associate on its board of directors, raising questions about whether the couple's finances are sufficiently separate to merit a disclosure exemption.


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