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FBI Probing Missouri State Lawmakers

A major scandal is brewing in Missouri. One lawmaker has even recorded conversation of suspect lawmakers. This should be interesting as it continues to unfold.

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By Steve Kraske
Kansas City Star
FBI agents are investigating Missouri lawmakers in connection with several alleged “pay for play” schemes in which legislative favors are bestowed only after campaign donations are made.

Three lawmakers told The Kansas City Star that they had been talking with agents and providing information. At least one lawmaker said he had recorded private conversations with lawmakers under scrutiny for the investigators.

The inquiry began at least a year ago and has continued into the current session of the General Assembly.

Joel Sealer, a spokesman for the FBI, said he could neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation and declined to comment further. The FBI’s Kansas City office is charged with overseeing western Missouri, including Jefferson City.

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