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A former congressional candidate from Kansas was indicted Wednesday for allegedly using campaign contributions to fraudulently obtain a loan for a $1.2 million home, the Kansas City Star reported. A federal grand jury charged former Navy fighter pilot Adam Taff with one count of wire fraud and one count of violating the Federal Election Campaign Act for allegedly using campaign funds to secure a mortgage on a Lake Quivira, Kan., home in January 2004, media reports said. The indictment said Taff listed as personal assets nearly $312,000 from two campaign accounts to get the loan for the five-bedroom, 3,650-square-foot house, according to reports. Taff later returned the money, purportedly a down payment on the home, to his campaign, the indictment alleged. "He took campaign funds and used ...