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  County subpoenaed in probe of lawmaker
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Last EditedRP  Jun 02, 2006 01:43pm
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News DateFriday, June 2, 2006 02:25:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionSan Bernardino County, Calif., has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury for records connected to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis and a lobbying firm with strong ties to Lewis, a county official said.

The subpoena asked for all records of the county's correspondence with Lewis, R-Calif., and his staff and with the lobbying firm, Copeland, Lowery, Jacquez, Denton, & White, which employs former California Republican Congressman Bill Lowery, said San Bernardino County's chief deputy counsel, Daniel B. Haueter.

Haueter said that the county, which hired Copeland, Lowery in 2002, was complying.

The investigation into Lewis is reportedly tied to the investigation that resulted in the bribery conviction of former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham. One of the defense firms implicated in bribing Cunningham, ADCS Inc., was a client of Lowery's.
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