Nevada lawmakers shedding poker site contributions

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Posted: Sep 23, 2011 5:47 PM
Nevada lawmakers shedding poker site contributions

Nevada members of Congress say they're shedding campaign contributions they received from an online poker site that's accused of bilking customers.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/qKPxqp) most of the funds from FullTilt Poker board members will go to charities.

Several say they'll also donate contributions from a political action committee funded in part by the company board.

The Review-Journal cites federal records showing Democratic Sen. Harry Reid received $16,800 from FullTilt board members and $8,000 from the Poker Players Alliance PAC.

Records show Republican Sen. Dean Heller received about $9,000 from the two entities.

Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley hasn't specified what she'll do with $40,000 in contributions.

GOP Congressman Joe Heck plans to donate the $1,500 he got from the Poker Players Alliance PAC to Catholic Charities.

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