Payback Time

Indicted ex-Ways and Means chairman Dan Rostenkowski is a connoisseur of spirits, tobacco and Brobdingnagian steaks. Now those who may have profited from his appetites are returning the favor, as this selective list of contributors to his defense fund shows:

$5,000*

-- Chicago Beverage (beer distributor)

-- Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (trade association)

-- E. & J. Gallo Winery

-- Johnson Bros. Liquor Co. (St. Paul, Minnesota, beverage distributor)

-- Philip Morris Co.

-- UST Public Affairs, Inc. (tobacco/spirits lobbyist)

-- Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (trade organization for wine and liquor distributors)

$1,000

-- Eber Bros. Wine...

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