April 19, 2011

Lawmakers return campaign contributions from online poker sites

Following the indictments of several online poker websites for bank fraud and money laundering, several Nevada politicians announced they're planning to return campaign contributions received from the companies.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, among the Nevada politicians who received campaign contributions from poker websites are:

Assembly Speaker John Oceguera (D): $10,000
Former Gubernatorial Candidate Rory Reid (D): $10,000
Governor Brian Sandoval (R): $10,000
Assemblyman William Horne (D): $7,500
Assemblyman Kelvin Atkinson (D): $5,000
Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki (R): $3,000
Treasurer Kate Marshall (D): $2,000

It's a nice gesture by these politicians, although a few of them got a paid trip out of the companies.