Latest Campaign finance improprieties News

California congressman Duncan Hunter to quit after holidays

Dec. 7, 2019 8:25 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California will resign after the holidays, following his guilty plea this week to illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, his office said Friday. The San Diego-area Republican did not provide a specific date for his departure in a two-sentence...

Ex-Playboy model who claimed Trump affair sues Fox News

Dec. 5, 2019 5:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The former Playboy model who took a $150,000 payoff to squelch her story of an affair with a pre-presidency Donald Trump sued Fox News on Thursday, claiming prominent host Tucker Carlson slandered her by saying that what happened “sounds like a classic case of extortion." Karen...

Report links Giuliani with top Republican on intel panel

Dec. 4, 2019 12:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report from Democrats compiling evidence on impeachment revealed contact between President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and California Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the intelligence committee. The report released Tuesday includes phone records obtained...

Feds: Mueller witness conspired to conceal donations

Dec. 3, 2019 9:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday charged eight people — including a prominent political donor to both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and a Lebanese-American businessman who was a witness in Robert Mueller’s investigation — with conspiring to conceal the source of...

Former prosecutor says corrupt congressman got ‘great’ deal

Dec. 3, 2019 6:59 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single charge of conspiring with his wife to use at least $150,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses under a plea deal that a former federal prosecutor called “great” for the congressman who had faced 60 counts....

Trial starts for Michigan lawmaker accused in vote scheme

Dec. 3, 2019 4:57 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A lobbyist says she was shocked and angry to receive a text message from a Michigan lawmaker who is charged with trying to get campaign cash for certain votes. The trial of state Rep. Larry Inman began Tuesday in Grand Rapids federal court. The Republican from northern Michigan...

The Latest: California’s Hunter doesn’t say when he’ll quit

Dec. 3, 2019 2:02 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter’s guilty plea to misusing campaign money (all times local): 11 a.m. California Rep. Duncan Hunter showed no emotion in the courtroom when he pleaded guilty to misusing campaign money. Outside court he declined to say when he...

California Rep. Duncan Hunter pleads guilty to misusing campaign money

Dec. 3, 2019 1:10 PM EST
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Rep. Duncan Hunter pleads guilty to misusing campaign money.

Govt: Upgraded indictment likely against Giuliani associates

Dec. 2, 2019 7:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An upgraded indictment is likely in the criminal case against two Rudy Giuliani associates with ties to Ukraine, a prosecutor said Monday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Zolkind made the prediction during a pretrial hearing in the case against Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. “We think a...

California Rep. Hunter to plead guilty to corruption charge

Dec. 2, 2019 6:11 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Rep. Duncan Hunter said he plans to plead guilty to misusing campaign funds and is prepared to go to jail, a stunning turn of events for the six-term Republican who had steadfastly denied wrongdoing and claimed he was the victim of a political witch hunt. Hunter said in an...