Latest Campaign finance improprieties News

Appeals court orders release of some Mueller report passages

Nov. 30, 2021 19:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to disclose certain redacted passages from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report that relate to individuals who were investigated by prosecutors but not ultimately charged. ...

Michael Cohen ends prison term after Trump-related crimes

Nov. 22, 2021 12:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, who was former President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer until his 2018 arrest, said Monday that his three-year prison sentence — mostly spent in home confinement — was over as he took another swipe at his former boss and vowed to continue...

Senate confirms Biden's nominee for US Attorney for Arizona

Nov. 19, 2021 19:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Joe Biden's choice to be the top federal law enforcement officer in Arizona. Gary M. Restaino was confirmed as the United States Attorney for Arizona on Friday. He has been a federal prosecutor in Arizona since 2003...

SD Democratic Party pays fine for finance violations

Nov. 19, 2021 18:14 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Democratic Party said Friday it has paid a $40,000 penalty and rid its accounts of $2,500 in contributions for campaign finance violations during the 2016 presidential election. The party said the payment would settle the...

Donor to Lt. Gov. Benjamin accused of illegal contributions

Nov. 19, 2021 15:26 PM EST

A real estate developer has been indicted on federal charges that he orchestrated illegal campaign contributions that helped Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin receive public election financing during the Democrat's losing bid to be elected New York City comptroller. Gerald Migdol...

Churchill Downs picked to build western Indiana casino

Nov. 18, 2021 12:51 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The company that runs the Kentucky Derby has been picked to take over the stalled project to build a casino in the western Indiana city of Terre Haute. Indiana Gaming Commission members voted Wednesday in favor of Louisville, Kentucky-based Churchill...

Pro-Parson committee fined for taking out-of-state donation

Nov. 18, 2021 11:54 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An independent political action committee that supports Missouri Gov. Mike Parson was fined this week for taking a donation from an out-of-state committee, according to the state campaign finance oversight agency. At issue is a $150,000...

Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry seeks to move trial to February

Nov. 12, 2021 18:21 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry has asked a federal judge to move his trial to February to give his attorney more time to review more than 11,600 pages of documents and more than 50 audio/visual recordings. Attorneys for the nine-term Nebraska Republican...

Tim Eyman defaults on court-ordered payments

Nov. 05, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Court documents show that initiative promoter Tim Eyman, who earlier this year was found liable for years of violations of Washington’s campaign finance laws and was fined $2.6 million, has not made his last two monthly payments on that fine and is now in default. ...

Lawsuit: NRA illegally funded Trump, other GOP candidates

Nov. 04, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A federal lawsuit accuses the National Rifle Association of violating campaign finance laws by using shell companies to illegally funnel up to $35 million to Republican candidates, including former President Donald Trump, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri and others. ...