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Stories with subject: Campaign finance improprieties
  • St Bernard Parish president indicted: campaign finance 
    Updated: May-06-15 5:35 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta is accused of using campaign donations to gamble in New Orleans-area casinos and lying about it to the grand jury that indicted him Wednesday.

  • Brazil weighs investigating ex-leader Silva story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 6:37 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Federal prosecutors in Brazil confirmed Monday that they are weighing whether to open a full investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged overseas lobbying efforts for the scandal-plagued construction firm Odebrecht, the nation's biggest builder.

  • Connecticut man sentenced in campaign donation scam 
    Updated: May-01-15 5:06 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - A Connecticut man who served as a conduit for a campaign donation from tobacco shop owners to Christopher Donovan's 5th District congressional campaign has been sentenced to 13 months in prison.

  • 18-count federal indictment against former SE La prosecutor 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 8:28 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A former southeast Louisiana prosecutor is accused of using at least $100,000 from his campaign fund on personal expenses including flowers, dinners and payments to his son, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said.

  • Sorrell rejects call for independent investigation of him 
    Updated: Apr-20-15 5:16 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Attorney General William Sorrell on Monday rejected a request by a Republican Party official that Sorrell appoint an independent counsel to investigate his political practices and whether he violated campaign finance laws.

  • Christine O'Donnell responds to FEC complaint 
    Updated: Apr-17-15 8:29 pm

    DOVER, Delaware - Former U.S. Senate candidate and tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell is fighting back against Federal Election Commission allegations that she illegally used at least $20,000 in campaign contributions to pay rent and utility bills at a Delaware town house.

  • Ex-judge who posted details of Theron adoption loses license 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 6:58 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The former Arkansas judge who posted details online about Hollywood actress Charlize Theron's private adoption was allowed to voluntarily surrender his law license on Thursday, enabling him to avoid a disciplinary hearing following his bribery conviction in an unrelated case.

  • Ex-campaign treasurer sentenced for diverting funds 
    Updated: Apr-13-15 6:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - The campaign treasurer for a former D.C. councilmember has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for violating campaign finance laws and evading income taxes.

  • Closer Look: Rauner further details legislative agenda 
    Updated: Apr-12-15 9:44 am

    CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner has begun putting a finer point on his legislative agenda, telling voters, elected officials and newspaper editorial boards during a tour of Illinois last week that his business-friendly plan is vital to improving the state's economy.

  • Former GOP state lawmaker pleads guilty, avoids jail time 
    Updated: Apr-10-15 3:51 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A former Republican state representative has pleaded guilty to attempting to accept illegal campaign contributions.

  • Chile's Bachelet says crisis is a chance for change story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-15 4:47 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Faced with the lowest approval ratings of her career, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet acknowledged on Wednesday that corruption scandals had rocked the South American country but rejected any notion she might resign and sought to cast the situation as an opportunity.

  • Democrats pile up big campaign accounts in high court race 
    Updated: Apr-07-15 6:32 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Six weeks before Pennsylvania's May 19 primary election, most of the Democratic candidates for three open seats on the state's highest court already are building six-figure campaign bank accounts, according to finance reports filed Tuesday.

  • After 3rd high court protest, the most severe charges yet story has photos
    Updated: Apr-07-15 12:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a sign prosecutors and the U.S. Supreme Court may be getting supremely steamed at protesters who've repeatedly disrupted court sessions, the latest group of demonstrators is facing the stiffest penalties yet.