Report: Mike Lee donor accused of laundering donations
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An indicted businessman told Utah investigators that he helped launder tens of thousands of dollars to now-Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong How the effort to replace ObamaCare failed Overnight Regulation: Trump temporarily lifts Jones Act for Puerto Rico | Bill would exempt some banks from Dodd-Frank | Senators unveil driverless car bill MORE's (R-Utah) 2010 campaign, according to an affidavit obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune

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Businessman Jeremy Johnson told investigators that at the request of former Utah Attorney General John Swallow (R) he gave about $50,000 to other people who then donated to Lee's campaign, circumventing election law that sets maximum individual donations to candidates.

The newly released affidavit was used to support the search warrant of Swallow, who is under investigation.

A Lee spokesman told the Tribune that neither Lee nor anyone on the campaign had any knowledge of the arrangement.