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FBI asking questions about ex-Mo. House speaker

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A former Kansas City area lawmaker says he has been questioned by the FBI about former House Speaker Rod Jetton.

Republican Bob Johnson, of Lee's Summit, told The Kansas City Star that FBI agents interviewed him last week about Jetton's handling of a 2005 bill that sought to regulate the adult entertainment industry.

Jetton assigned the bill to a committee led by Johnson, who opposed the legislation. Records show that strip club owners who opposed the bill had given $35,000 four days earlier to a fund-raising committee with ties to a top Jetton adviser.

Johnson said he was not aware of the contribution at the time.

An attorney for Jetton said he had no comment about the apparent FBI investigation.

Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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