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Rep. Alcee Hastings and 10 others implicated in alleged bribery scheme

By Dan Christensen, FloridaBulldog.org, Special to SouthFloridaReporter.com, Oct. 6, 2015 – Congressional ethics investigators will review allegations that South Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings and 10 other House members took bribes by accepting campaign contributions from the payday lending industry shortly before or after taking official actions in support of the industry.

The Campaign for Accountability, a Washington-based watchdog group, asked for the probe in a 17-page letter to the Office of Congressional Ethics on Monday.

“The timing of the official acts each of these 11 members took…suggests the campaign contributions were made in exchange for legislative assistance in violation of federal law and House rules,” says the letter by executive director Anne L. Weismann.

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