August 1, 2014
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid says he's amending his ethics reports to Congress dealing with a Las Vegas land deal.
The Nevada Democrat says he wants to more fully account for a
deal that allowed him to collect more than one million dollars on land he no longer owned.
At the same time, Reid says he failed to list two other smaller land deals on the same reports, blaming it on "clerical errors."
It involves land Reid first sold to a friend's company in 2001 in exchange for a stake in the company. Reid didn't collect the money due on the land until it was sold again in 2004.
The deal was initially revealed in an Associated Press investigation.
Reid claimed Republicans were behind the story. But the AP reported last week that it learned of the land deal from a former Reid adviser who had concerns about the way the deal was reported to Congress.