A Former State Representative Testifies in Jetton Case
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A Former State Representative Testifies in Jetton Case

Date: March 9, 2010
By: Michael Bushnell
State Capitol Bureau

Intro:  A Federal Grand Jury is back to work in Kansas City and heard a former state representative's testimony about former Speaker Rod Jetton.
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Wrap: Former state representative Bob Johnson told a Federal Grand Jury here on Tuesday he had no idea in 2005 that a campaign committee associated with ex-House Speaker Rod Jetton received a $35,000 donation from strip club owners right around the time Jetton assigned to Johnson's committee a bill that would place steep restrictions on the adult industry.

From the Federal Courthouse in Kansas City, this is Mike Bushnell.

Intro:  Former House Speaker admits there's a Federal Grand Jury investigation focused on him in Kansas City.
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Wrap: The Former House Speaker at the center of a federal "pay for play" investigation said he will testify before a grand jury here in Kansas City tomorrow.

Former House Speaker Rod Jetton told the Kansas City Star earlier this week that he would appear in court before investigators without consulting the advice of an attorney. 

Jetton acknolwedged he is the focus of the investigation but denied that he received any money from the pornography industry in exchange for helping kill a 2005 bill that would have greatly restricted adult businesses in the state, such as strip clubs.

From the Federal Courthouse in Kansas City, this is Mike Bushnell.


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