RENO, Nev. (AP) — Potential witnesses for the trial of a former Nevada developer and high-powered lobbyist accused of making illegal campaign contributions to Sen. Harry Reid include Reno Mayor Bob Cashell, ex-state Supreme Court Justice Bob Rose and a former Republican challenger for the Democratic majority leader's seat.
U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks began questioning potential jurors Tuesday for what is expected to be a two-week trial for Harvey Whittemore on charges he illegally funneled nearly $150,000 to Reid's campaign in 2007.
They judge asked if they could impartially weigh the testimony of a number of potential witnesses, ex-Nevada GOP chairwoman Sue Lowden, who lost the 2010 Senate primary.
Nevada Mining Association President TIm Crowley, state Assemblyman Ira Hansen of Sparks and ex-state Sen. Bernice Mathews of Sparks also are on the list.
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