Nobody seems to remember anything about the money
Doug Duncan doesn't seem to remember anything about receiving campaign contributions from the Pacific island of Saipan, and the people in Saipan on record has having written the checks don't seem to remember anything, either.
They don't even recall who Duncan was, even though they gave him the maximum amount allowed by law in 1999. Some say they were reimbursed for the contributions, which may have been illegal.
Corrupt superlobbyist Jack Abramoff, a Montgomery County resident, was behind the transactions, according to the Washington Post.
Unlike other politicians tainted by the Abramoff scandal, Duncan didn't come forward with the information that he had received crooked money. He said nothing until the Washington Post confronted him with the information this month. Then he gave the money back.