Latest Campaign finance improprieties News

Campaign chaos sows disillusion ahead of Guatemala vote

Jun. 14, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The road to Sunday's presidential election in Guatemala has been a chaotic flurry of court rulings and shenanigans, illegal party-switching and allegations of malfeasance that torpedoed the candidacies of two of the top three candidates. Observers say the result is widespread...

Legal fight tougher for congressman as wife pleads guilty

Jun. 13, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Indicted six-term GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter has held steadfast to his contention that a corruption case against him is the result of a political witch hunt. But that argument got tougher Thursday for the former Marine and close ally of President Donald Trump after his wife, who worked...

The Latest: Lawmaker: Politics behind push for guilty plea

Jun. 13, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a change of plea by the wife of indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (all times local): 11:40 a.m. U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter says political reasons prompted the Department of Justice to pressure his wife to plead guilty and testify against him in their corruption case. The GOP...

Rep. Omar filed joint tax returns before she married husband

Jun. 12, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married...

Board: Omar violated Minnesota campaign finance rules

Jun. 6, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar violated state rules when she used campaign funds to pay for personal out-of-state travel and help on her tax returns and must reimburse her former campaign committee nearly $3,500, Minnesota campaign finance officials ruled Thursday. The Minnesota Campaign...

California congressman says he's taken photo with dead enemy

May. 27, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California acknowledged taking a photo with a dead combatant during his time as a Marine as he defended a Navy SEAL charged with multiple war crimes, including killing a teenage fighter. The Republican congressman, who was re-elected last November as he faces...

Search warrants tied to former Trump lawyer Cohen released

May. 22, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was Michael Cohen's numerous contacts with a Russia-linked company and a sudden flow of foreign money into a bank account he controlled that led federal investigators to look into whether the money might be part of a plan to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia, according to court filings...

Prosecutors: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe is active

May. 21, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors aren't quite finished investigating campaign finance violations by President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer. U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III agreed Tuesday to keep search warrant materials related to the investigation of Michael Cohen under seal until July 15...

Ex-Fugees rapper charged in campaign finance conspiracy case

May. 10, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the founding members of the 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees has been charged in a campaign finance conspiracy that took place during the 2012 presidential election, the Justice Department said Friday. A four-count indictment accuses Prakazrel "Pras" Michel of conspiring with...

US charges Prakazrel 'Pras' Michel, a founding member of hip-hop group the Fugees, in campaign finance case

May. 10, 2019 3:57 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US charges Prakazrel 'Pras' Michel, a founding member of hip-hop group the Fugees, in campaign finance case.