Latest Campaign finance improprieties News

Washington AG: Facebook gave false info in campaign suit

Oct. 13, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says a Facebook representative provided false testimony in a lawsuit that accuses the company of violating state campaign finance laws. The Seattle Times reports that in court filings the Democratic attorney...

Prosecutor: Foreigner fueled Giuliani associate's donations

Oct. 13, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers opened the trial of an associate of Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday with plenty of talk about $1 million from a Russian financier that prosecutors contend was aimed at illegally influencing U.S. politicians, but there was little mention of Giuliani and other prominent...

Openings set for Wednesday in trial of Giuliani associate

Oct. 12, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A smiling Lev Parnas, a onetime associate of Rudy Giuliani who is accused along with a co-defendant of making illegal campaign contributions, left a Manhattan courthouse after a newly sworn-in jury was told to return Wednesday morning for opening statements. ...

Lawsuit argues new Montana law suppresses student vote

Oct. 12, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday is challenging a new Montana law banning voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts in certain areas of college campuses. The lawsuit filed by the Montana Democratic Party, Montanans for Tester, and University of Montana...

Giuliani associates face trial in campaign finance scheme

Oct. 11, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas once pitched himself in TV interviews and through an unorthodox publicity campaign by his lawyer as someone who could expose corruption in the Trump Administration over its dealings in Ukraine. Less than two years later and with less fanfare,...

Judge orders Kentucky Democratic Party stalwart to prison

Oct. 06, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky Democratic Party chair must report to prison next month on campaign finance charges, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove ordered Jerry Lundergan to go to prison on Nov. 30 after the 6th Circuit...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 06, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

Miami Herald. October 2, 2021. Editorial: Want voters to trust the redistricting process? Start with listening to them The once-a-decade process of drawing new boundaries for legislative and congressional seats has started in Tallahassee. It’s...

Lawyers: Plea deal talks collapsed for Giuliani associate

Oct. 05, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A potential plea deal that would have averted a criminal trial for an associate of Rudy Giuliani never materialized despite talks, lawyers said Tuesday. A prosecutor told U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken at a final pretrial hearing to discuss trial...

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren to resign as part of plea deal

Oct. 04, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren agreed to resign shortly before her term ends as part of a deal to settle charges she violated campaign finance rules during her 2017 reelection campaign. Warren was scheduled to go on trial Monday on felony charges she and two assistants...

Judge: Giuliani pal can't pay travel tab, taxpayers on hook

Oct. 04, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Rudy Giuliani associate facing trial next week in New York City for allegedly making illegal campaign contributions to U.S. politicians is too poor to pay for his own lodging and transportation, a judge ruled Monday. Judge J. Paul Oetken ordered...