Latest Campaign finance improprieties News

Judge: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe over

Jul. 17, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have told a judge in New York they have concluded their investigation into campaign finance crimes committed by President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen. The closure of the case is the strongest suggestion yet that federal prosecutors have decided not to...

Federal prosecutors tell judge they have closed probe of campaign finance violations by President Trump's ex-lawyer

Jul. 17, 2019 11:26 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors tell judge they have closed probe of campaign finance violations by President Trump's ex-lawyer.

Judge refuses to toss California lawmaker's corruption case

Jul. 8, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge Monday refused to dismiss federal corruption charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter or move the trial out of San Diego, saying he found no evidence so far that the California Republican lawmaker cannot get a fair trial here. U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan in ruling from the...

Former Arkansas lawmaker pleads guilty in corruption case

Jul. 8, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker who is the governor's nephew admitted Monday to accepting thousands of dollars in bribes to help a health nonprofit as part of a plea deal in a sprawling federal corruption investigation. Former Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson pleaded guilty in federal court in...

The Latest: Judge denies pretrial motions for congressman

Jul. 8, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the corruption case against California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter who is scheduled to go to trial in September, (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A federal judge has refused to dismiss federal corruption charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter or move the trial outside his...

Judge: Rep. Duncan Hunter's trial can detail alleged affairs

Jul. 1, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jurors can hear evidence of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's alleged extramarital affairs when they consider charges the California Republican looted campaign cash to finance vacations, golf outings and other personal expenses, a judge said Monday. Prosecutors revealed salacious details about the...

The Latest: Judge allows details on affairs at Hunter trial

Jul. 1, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of misspending campaign funds (all times local): 12:05 p.m. A federal judge will let jurors hear evidence of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's alleged extramarital affairs at a trial over whether the California Republican illegally used...

Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption case

Jun. 28, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for California Rep. Duncan Hunter want a federal judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships, a court filing said Friday. In the eight-page document, Hunter's lawyers...

Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption case

Jun. 28, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for California Rep. Duncan Hunter want a federal judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships, a court filing said Friday. Prosecutors are seeking permission "to focus...

Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption case

Jun. 28, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Indicted California Rep. Duncan Hunter is asking a judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships. In a motion Friday, the congressman's lawyers say prosecutors are seeking...