AP: Reid got $1 million in Land Sale

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    So much for the ethical high ground that the Democrats thought they could use in next month's election unless Senator Reid can prove that his accounting was done properly.

    AP: Reid got $1 million in land sale
    By John Solomon and Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press Writers
    Thu Oct 12, 7:04 PM ET ​


    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is awaiting word from the Senate ethics committee on whether he failed to properly account for a business deal that allowed him to collect a $1.1 million windfall on land he hadn't personally owned for three years.

    Reid sought the opinion after The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the senator didn't disclose to Congress that he first sold the land to a friend's company back in 2001 and took an ownership stake in the company. He didn't collect the seven-figure payout until the company sold the land again in 2004 to others.

    Reid reported the 2004 transaction as a personal sale, never disclosing his earlier sale or the stake in the company.

    The Nevada Democrat's deal was engineered by Jay Brown, a longtime friend and former casino lawyer whose name surfaced in a major political bribery trial this summer and in other prior organized crime investigations. Brown has never been charged with wrongdoing, except for a 1981 federal securities complaint that was settled out of court.

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