Comcast exec's donation being given back

April 16, 2009 10:17:22 AM PDT
Cable giant Comcast Corp. is returning $15,000 given to its political-action committee by Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider, who is covered by a Pennsylvania ban on political donations from casino investors. Comcast senior vice president Joseph Waz Jr. told The Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday that the Jan. 15 contribution will be returned.

However, he says it is unclear whether Pennsylvania's ban applies to the contribution.

Comcast's political committee is registered in Pennsylvania. State officials would say only that the matter is being investigated.

Snider has a stake in the proposed Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia project. Comcast-Spectacor is a subsidiary of Comcast and owns the Philadelphia 76ers and Philadelphia Flyers.

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