Latest Campaign finance improprieties News

Former sheriff gets 12 years for bribery, money laundering

May. 20, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Tidewater Virginia sheriff was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for bribery and money laundering. Former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe apologized to the court before the sentence was issued, news outlets reported. McCabe was ordered into custody in...

Supreme Court rules for Sen. Cruz in campaign finance case

May. 16, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sided Monday with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and struck down a provision of federal campaign finance law, a ruling that a dissenting justice said runs the risk of causing “further disrepute” to American politics. ...

Georgia's Oxendine to hand over $128,000 to end ethics saga

May. 12, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's 2010 race for governor ended Thursday, in a way. State ethics officials agreed to drop their campaign finance case against former state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, who will hand over the $128,000 remaining in his campaign fund and admit no wrongdoing. ...

2022 midterms: What to watch in Nebraska, West Virginia

May. 10, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary for Nebraska governor, featuring a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been accused of groping multiple women. Voters in Nebraska will also be...

Supreme Court won't hear Lundergan illegal contribution case

May. 02, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place the illegal campaign contributions conviction of Kentucky businessman and former Democratic Party chief, Jerry Lundergan. The high court on Monday turned away Lundergan's appeal of his conviction. As is typical, the justices...

Tennessee lawmakers pass K-12 library oversight, end session

Apr. 28, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers closed out their annual legislative session Thursday, striking a deal that would let a politically appointed panel remove books from public school libraries statewide through a new veto power over local school board decisions. The...

Former top State official to plead guilty for helping Qatar

Apr. 27, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former top-ranking State Department official is set to plead guilty for improperly helping a wealthy Gulf country try to influence U.S. policy and not disclosing on a government ethics form gifts he received from a disgraced political fundraiser. Court...

Former NC Rep. Moore leaving behind bid to return to House

Apr. 25, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina state House member who pleaded guilty in 2019 after a campaign finance investigation says he’s stepping away from a return bid to the General Assembly. Former Rep. Rodney Moore of Mecklenburg County announced over the weekend that...

Former Nebraska Sen. Nelson backs Pansing Brooks for House

Apr. 21, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson endorsed state Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks on Thursday in her campaign for the state's 1st Congressional District. Pansing Brooks, a Democrat, is looking to replace former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican who resigned after...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 21, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

Albany Times Union. April 17, 2022. Editorial: Corruption? That’s a shock. Brian Benjamin’s resignation as lieutenant governor was more than a political scandal for Gov. Kathy Hochul and her administration. It was a case study in so much that is wrong with New...