Prosecutors Say GOP Rep Duke Cunningham ‘Demanded and Received’ Bribe

San Diego Union-Tribune:

Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham “demanded and received” a bribe from a Pentagon contractor who paid far above market value for the congressman’s Del Mar-area home in 2003, according to court documents filed yesterday by federal prosecutors.

Without citing details, prosecutors said in the documents that Cunningham sold the house in return for his influence in Congress, where he serves on the House subcommittee that oversees Pentagon spending,

The allegation is the most specific and damaging that has been made public since a federal investigation was launched into the powerful Rancho Santa Fe Republican’s dealings with defense contractors.


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