Tuesday, April 25, 2006

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Wall Street Journal (subs. req'd):

Lawmaker Bought Farm With CEO Who Gained From Appropriations

Rep. Alan B. Mollohan, the West Virginia Democrat whose real-estate holdings and financial disclosures have drawn federal scrutiny, last year bought a 300-acre farm with the head of a small defense contractor that had won a $2.1 million contract from funds that the congressman added to a 2005 spending bill.

The joint purchase of the farm, which sits on the Cheat River in West Virginia ...