Defense attorney John Arrascada, left, with Harvey Whittemore at his side speak to the media after Whittemore's arraignment Thursday June 7, 2012 in Reno, Nev. Whittemore, a former developer and lobbyist with ties to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Nevada's political elite pleaded not guilty to federal charges involving campaign contributions. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Tim Dunn)

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Defense attorney John Arrascada, left, with Harvey Whittemore at his side speak to the media after Whittemore's arraignment Thursday June 7, 2012 in Reno, Nev. Whittemore, a former developer and lobbyist with ties to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Nevada's political elite pleaded not guilty to federal charges involving campaign contributions. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Tim Dunn)