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Conservative political consultant pleads to diverting money

Oct. 22, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia political consultant has pleaded guilty to diverting tens of thousands of dollars from conservative political action committees and filing false reports to cover it up. Sixty-six-year-old Scott Mackenzie of Arlington was treasurer of multiple PACs, including...

Man accused in probe of Giuliani associates is freed on bail

Oct. 16, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man accused of conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions made an initial court appearance Wednesday after flying to Kennedy Airport in New York City to turn himself in. David Correia, 44, made a brief appearance before a federal judge in...

Candidates for Montana governor asked to limit outside money

Oct. 16, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney asked his fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidates Wednesday to limit outside spending and self-funding in the election by signing a pledge that one opponent's campaign called a stunt that could hinder the party's nominee in the November 2020 general...

Amazon makes big donations in Seattle City Council races

Oct. 16, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon is putting more than $1 million into Seattle's City Council races, new donations that boost its spending on politics in its hometown this year to $1.45 million. The Seattle Times reports the online retail giant has now spent on the Council races than any other business or union, and...

Photos show Rudy Giuliani's fixers with Florida governor

Oct. 15, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida businessmen who are tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and now face federal criminal charges were photographed with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Photographs taken by a photographer on assignment for The Associated Press show Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman at DeSantis'...

Arrest of Giuliani associates ensnares 'Congressman 1'

Oct. 11, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businessmen with ties to Rudy Giuliani lobbied a U.S. congressman in 2018 for help ousting the American ambassador to Ukraine around the same time they committed to raising money for the lawmaker. An indictment unsealed Thursday identified the lawmaker only as "Congressman 1." But the...

Galloway outraises Missouri Gov. Parson, still lags on cash

Oct. 11, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Missouri gubernatorial challenger Nicole Galloway has outraised incumbent Republican Gov. Mike Parson in recent months, but she's still behind in cash to spend on her election bid. Records show Galloway's 2020 campaign raised about $545,000 between July and the end of...

Florida men tied to Giuliani, Ukraine probe arrested

Oct. 11, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and the Ukraine impeachment investigation were charged with federal campaign finance violations. The charges Thursday relate to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump's reelection. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman,...

The Latest: Man connected to campaign scheme held in Calif.

Oct. 11, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrests of two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered Andrey Kukushkin held pending a bail hearing to determine whether he is considered a flight risk....

Takeaways from the arrests of 2 men with ties to Giuliani

Oct. 10, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and the Ukraine investigation were charged Thursday with federal campaign finance violations. The indictment contained the first criminal charges stemming from a July 25 phone call in which Trump asked Ukraine's leader to dig...