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Published March 11, 2013, 12:00 AM

Larry Craig

In this Feb. 28, 2008 file photo, then-Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge sounded skeptical Monday of Craig's claim that he properly used $217,000 in campaign funds for his legal defense after his arrest in a 2007 airport bathroom sex sting. Craig contends that the airport bathroom trip fell under his official, duties as senator because he was traveling between Idaho and Washington for work, and therefore the legal fees could be paid for with campaign money. But at a hearing, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that such a broad reading of official travel could be taken to extremes. What if a lawmaker was arrested in an airport for robbing a kiosk or consorting with a prostitute, she asked. (AP Photos/Susan Walsh, File)
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