03/30/2012 08:54 am ET

Report: Family Members Of Congressional Lawmakers Benefit

By Marisa Schultz, Detroit News

The campaigns of some Michigan members of Congress paid family thousands of dollars for wages, travel expenses and even band performances, according to a new report.

The expenses were reported by House members in public filings and are legal, but the report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington highlights how family members oftentimes benefit from the members' positions.

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