Latest Campaign finance improprieties News

Political standoff leaves suburban community with 2 mayors

Jul. 19, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A dispute over the mayor's guilty plea to stealing campaign funds has left a suburban New York community with two men who claim to be mayor. The municipal government of Mount Vernon has been locked in a standoff since July 11, when the City Council ruled that Mayor Richard Thomas...

McSally fined $23,000 for 2014 campaign finance violations

Jul. 19, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally has agreed to pay a fine of more than $23,000 to settle campaign finance violations from the 2014 election. The Federal Election Commission publicly disclosed the settlement this week. FEC auditors found that McSally's 2014 House campaign took $319,000...

Why no hush-money charges against Trump? Feds are silent

Jul. 19, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When special counsel Robert Mueller closed the books on the Russia investigation, he produced a report of more than 400 pages, and Attorney General William Barr held a news conference outlining the reasons the Justice Department didn't charge President Donald Trump. But in stark contrast to...

The Latest: House panel asks Hope Hicks to clarify testimony

Jul. 18, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the unsealing of court records related to the Michael Cohen investigation (all times local): 8 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee is asking former White House aide Hope Hicks to clarify her June testimony to the panel after federal prosecutors in New York released documents...

Ex-Nevada Senate Democrat sentenced for campaign fund fraud

Jul. 18, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former top Nevada Democratic lawmaker was sentenced Thursday to more than two years in federal prison and fined almost $250,000 for misusing campaign funds to pay personal bills and open a downtown Las Vegas nightclub where he hosted political fundraisers. Ex-Senate Majority Leader...

The Latest: Ex-lawmaker sentenced in campaign funds case

Jul. 18, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on sentencing of a former top Nevada Democratic lawmaker for misusing campaign funds (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A former top Democratic lawmaker in Nevada has been sentenced to 27 months in prison and fined almost $250,000 for misusing campaign funds. Ex-Senate Majority...

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.

Man charged with embezzling from state Senate campaign

Jul. 16, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former treasurer of a state Senate campaign has been charged with embezzling more than $10,000 in campaign funds. State prosecutors say 45-year-old William Baker, of Farmington, took the money from the 2014 campaign of Republican Bill Wadsworth, a former state representative who...

Prosecutors seek delay of Michigan lawmaker's bribery trial

Jul. 13, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking to push back the trial of a northern Michigan lawmaker who is charged with scheming to trade votes for campaign money. Prosecutors say in a court filing that the case against Traverse City-area Republican Rep. Larry Inman is unusual and needs more...