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O'Malley Gives Away Jeffrey Thompson Campaign Donations

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) has given away the money donated to his campaign by a businessman and political donor tied to a federal probe of District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray's campaign, according to a Washington Post report.

The governor has donated $38,000 to a fund for veterans, according to a spokesperson. That's the amount that was contributed to O'Malley's 2010 campaign by Jeffrey Thompson, his business entities and his associate Eugenia "Jeanne" Clarke Harris. 

Harris pleaded guilty in federal court last week to helping orchestrate a $650,000 "shadow campaign" for the District's mayor in 2010 and conspiring to make straw donations. Although Thompson has not been charged, he is suspected of being the source of the illicit funds. 

President Barack Obama has also given back $10,000 in contributions from Thompson. 

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