Michigan Reps Say They'll Ignore Subpoenas

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

More than a dozen House members, including Michigan Reps. Pete Hoekstra and Joe Knollenberg, have been subpoenaed to testify in a bribery trial.
But all say they won't comply on the advice of House attorneys.
They're being called to testify in the trial of contractor Brent Wilkes, who is facing 25 counts of bribery, fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.
Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham pleaded guilty in 2005 to taking more than two million dollars in bribes from Wilkes and others.
A number of the subpoenaed lawmakers received campaign donations or other favors from Wilkes.
House lawyers are preparing to try to quash the subpoenas, after failing to get a clear explanation of why the testimony is necessary.

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  • by j.k. Location: detroit on Sep 20, 2007 at 10:46 AM
    goes to show ya whats running our country. The best idea I can come up with,is let GOD run this country.we have to many people who favor wrong doings,get rid of the evil, we can see who they prefere.satan!
  • by Pam Location: Jackson on Sep 19, 2007 at 08:56 AM
    If they have nothing to hide, why do they not want to testify. They could always have a recorded disposition.
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