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Stories with subject: Campaign finance improprieties
  • House Ethics: Harrell improperly paid lawyers from campaign 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 6:35 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Former South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell improperly paid his attorneys last year with campaign money and therefore must hand over $113,475 to the state, the House Ethics Committee ruled Tuesday.

  • Court rejects appeal for full hearing on contribution limits 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:17 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A federal court has rejected Montana's request to rehear its defense of state campaign contribution limits.

  • Charges against official fuel NM's reputation for corruption 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:10 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Dianna Duran won two terms as secretary of state on the promise she would clean up the office after her predecessors were accused of wrongdoing.

  • Kauai lawmaker pleads no contest in campaign finance case 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 8:49 pm

    HONOLULU - State Rep. James Tokioka is pleading no contest to filing an incomplete and inaccurate campaign committee report.

  • NY ethics board drops Trump complaint about attorney general 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 8:25 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New York's ethics commission has dropped Donald Trump's complaint that the state attorney general engaged in misconduct during an investigation of the former Trump University.

  • Attorneys eye O'Donnell finances in FEC lawsuit 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 2:56 pm

    DOVER, Delaware - A federal judge has approved an agreement between attorneys for Christine O'Donnell and the Federal Election Commission for exchanging information regarding her finances and her ability to pay any civil penalty or disgorgement of funds if she loses an agency lawsuit.

  • Secretary of state charged with theft, money laundering 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 7:44 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns.

  • Justice Dept. pushes back against Sen. Menendez's defense story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 11:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department pushed back Monday against efforts by Sen. Bob Menendez to dismiss the corruption indictment against him, calling the case the result of an "exhaustive, focused and disciplined" investigation that spanned more than two years.

  • Ohio House Democrat Gerberry pleads guilty, resigns 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 4:26 pm

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Ohio House's longest-serving Democrat resigned Friday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor related to the mishandling of campaign funds.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 12:37 pm

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 20

  • GOP senator under investigation settles over campaign funds story has photos
    Updated: Aug-14-15 4:41 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A two-term Republican state senator being investigated for embezzlement at a nonprofit agency where he once worked has agreed to forfeit $81,000 in campaign funds to the state under a settlement announced Friday over allegations he improperly used them.

  • Shea-Porter prepares to run for Congress again 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 12:35 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Former Democratic congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter has filed paperwork to win back the seat she lost to Republican Frank Guinta in 2014, following up on comments she made after the Federal Elections Commission found Guinta accepted illegal campaign donations from his parents.

  • Reading council president admits taking bribe 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 5:38 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - The president of Reading City Council admitted Wednesday that he took a bribe in return for his effort to repeal the city's campaign finance law, and his attorney said the money came from a consultant for the mayor's re-election campaign.