Latest Campaign finance improprieties News

Appeals court upholds most Eyman campaign finance violations

Dec. 06, 2022 20:19 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld most of the campaign finance violations that longtime anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman was found liable for last year. The court kept in place the multimillion-dollar verdict against Eyman and the majority...

Macron says he's not main focus of campaign accounts probe

Nov. 25, 2022 11:47 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday denied that he was the main focus of a judicial investigation into suspected illegal financing of electoral campaigns in 2017 and 2022. The comments come after leading French newspaper Le Parisien first reported on the probe...

French prosecutors probe alleged illegal election financing

Nov. 24, 2022 13:16 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French national financial prosecutors said Thursday they have opened an investigation into suspected illegal financing of electoral campaigns in 2017 and 2022. A leading French newspaper reported that the probe targets President Emmanuel Macron’s winning election bids. ...

Ex-Tennessee lawmaker pleads guilty to campaign cash scheme

Nov. 22, 2022 18:39 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee state senator accused of violating federal campaign finance laws pleaded guilty to two charges on Tuesday after initially calling the case against him a political witch hunt. Former Republican state Sen. Brian Kelsey, who previously...

Eroding trust in US elections taxes state investigators

Nov. 04, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As complaints about elections, many of them unfounded, pile up around the country, investigators tasked with dealing with them find themselves on the front line of defending the integrity of America’s system for choosing local, state and national leaders. In...