Question raised on status of Jenrette 'payoff' bills

Some bills of the $25,000 found stuffed in a shoe belonging to former Rep. John Jenrette match the $100 bills used in the Abscam payoff to Mr. Jenrette's codefendant, Justice Department sources said. Mr. Jenrette said the money was legally obtained.

Discovery of the bills is significant, as the government never proved that Mr. Jenrette actually received the money from undercover agents.

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