The securities and investment community gave almost a half million dollars to a former freshman on the House Financial Services Committee who authored bills to restrict Dodd-Frank Act-mandated rules that would apply to municipal advisors and derivatives, according to data compiled by opensecrets.org.

Former Rep. Robert Dold, a Republican from Illinois who served just one term in Congress and lost his re-election bid in November 2012, raked in more than $463,000 in 2011 and 2012 from securities and investment groups, firms and individuals.

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