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Norton mum on Thompson contributions

Tuesday - 6/18/2013, 11:51am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton still isn't saying whether she will return campaign contributions from an embattled District of Columbia businessman suspected of pouring illegal funds into the 2010 mayoral campaign.

Norton's office told WAMU-FM (http://tinyurl.com/mvatzsm) that it has "no further information" about what Norton will do with the contributions she received from Jeffrey Thompson.

Last week, a former employee of the accounting firm once owned by Thompson was charged with making a straw campaign contribution. Lee Calhoun is expected to plead guilty. The firm then issued a statement saying that under Thompson's ownership, "employees and their family members and friends" were asked to make "allegedly illegal contributions."

Norton, a Democrat who represents the district in Congress, has received thousands of dollars from Thompson and his employees.

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Information from: WAMU-FM, http://www.wamu.org


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