Whittemore lawyers seek to suppress evidence

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Updated: 11/12/2012 6:44 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lawyers for Harvey Whittemore are seeking to suppress evidence in a federal case charging the one-time power broker unlawfully funneled $138,000 in campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The lawyers, in court papers filed Friday, argue a note from the Nevada Democrat thanking Whittemore and other evidence were unlawfully obtained without a warrant.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/QxpIdr ) the papers include motions to dismiss the case against the legislative lobbyist because of a lack of evidence.

Whittemore was indicted in June on two counts of making illegal campaign contributions, one count of lying to the FBI and one count of causing a false report to be sent to the Federal Election Commission.

Whittemore is accused of duping Reid's campaign committee into believing the contributions were legal.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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