Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Hayworth didn't report value of skybox gifts: "U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth's campaign committee failed five times to disclose that a lobbyist or his Indian tribe clients provided sports skyboxes used by the Arizona congressman for political fund-raisers several years ago. Hayworth's chief of staff, Joe Eule, said this week that Hayworth thought the boxes, used as an enjoyable setting for donors to gather and give financial support, were turned over to the congressman by two tribes, not a lobbyist now under federal investigation. Eule said that neither he nor Hayworth had any contact with lobbyist Jack Abramoff regarding the skyboxes and that Hayworth had met Abramoff only once or twice elsewhere."