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Dickstein Shapiro Losses $2 Million Lorillard Tobacco Account

A major Washington lobbying firm reported it is no longer lobbying for a top tobacco company, which usually paid the firm $2 million a year.  

Dickstein Shapiro LLP , filed a termination report  report on Friday indicating, as of July 11, it will no longer be lobbying for Lorillard Tobacco Company . The firm had earlier reported  it had been paid $500,000 for lobbying during the second quarter of 2014.  

Office of Congressional Ethics Looking at Rep. Bobby Rush

A Congressman's handling of a $1 million grant and his campaign fund expenditures are being probed by the Office of Congressional Ethics.  

Rep. Bobby Rush , D-Ill., acknowledged  the inquiry and stated, "I've been cooperative," according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The Congressman's campaign committee, Citizens for Rush, is paying the Dickstein Shapiro law firm for legal services. His attorney is Scott Thomas , former chairman of the Federal Election Commission.