Pol Got Cash Via Dubious Donors

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State Sen. Jeff Klein, one of the most prolific fund raisers in the state and now one of its most powerful legislators, has accepted more than $150,000 from some donors with felony convictions and others with ties to organized crime, ​an investigation of campaign filings, court filings and news stories has found.

There is no evidence that Klein granted any favors to his donors in return for their offerings. What is known is these developers have helped Klein amass one of the largest war chests in the Senate.