- San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims Updated: Apr-19-14 5:55 pm
- McAuliffe, Warner donate funds tied to straw donor Updated: Apr-17-14 7:49 pm
- Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty Updated: Apr-17-14 3:07 pm
- Boughton: Refund of Foleys donations not possible Updated: Apr-16-14 10:47 am
- 'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty in corruption case Updated: Apr-15-14 6:07 pm
- Man who disrupted Supreme Court gets time served Updated: Apr-15-14 2:35 pm
- Ex-Texas sheriff pleads guilty to federal charge Updated: Apr-14-14 6:52 pm
- Cuomo taps Astorino rival for NY elections board Updated: Apr-14-14 4:47 pm
- Connecticut ex-governor pleads not guilty Updated: Apr-11-14 5:07 pm
- Ellis won't seek re-election after secret video Updated: Apr-11-14 3:19 pm
- No bail for Rivera associate in campaign case Updated: Apr-11-14 2:07 pm
- San Diego campaign scandal sees second guilty plea Updated: Apr-10-14 8:45 pm
- Feds take last of NY panel's anti-corruption cases Updated: Apr-10-14 5:09 pm
- Judge's ruling in AG Tom Horne case due next week Updated: Apr-10-14 2:17 pm
- New York corruption commission closing down Updated: Apr-09-14 2:25 pm
- Lawsuit targets Minn. campaign giving limits Updated: Apr-09-14 12:05 pm
- DiNapoli rejects test of public campaign financing Updated: Apr-07-14 4:11 pm
- High court rejects new campaign finance case Updated: Apr-07-14 9:57 am
- Whittemore, feds joust over Supreme Court ruling Updated: Apr-03-14 8:38 pm
- Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don't Updated: Apr-03-14 11:38 am
- Big donors may give even more under court's ruling Updated: Apr-02-14 9:14 pm
- Excerpts of high court campaign finance opinions Updated: Apr-02-14 6:10 pm
- Campaign ethics, financing measures in NY budget Updated: Mar-29-14 2:40 pm
- GOP leader thinks he met agent in sting operation Updated: Mar-28-14 7:53 pm
- 3 California state senators' legal troubles Updated: Mar-28-14 5:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organized crime syndicate.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Sen Mark Warner are donating to charity funds tied to a wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations.
NEW YORK - A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it.
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says he wants to return $750 in contributions in his bid for the Republican nomination for governor from a couple who pleaded guilty in a campaign contribution scandal. But the money has already been spent, Boughton said.
SAN FRANCISCO - Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to money laundering and other charges related to the investigation.
WASHINGTON - A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been sentenced to time served.
McALLEN, Texas - A former South Texas sheriff whose office has attracted the attention of federal investigators pleaded guilty Monday to money laundering.
ALBANY, New York - Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has picked a former rival of his Republican opponent to serve on New York's Board of Elections, a watchdog group that will play a vital role in the fall elections.
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiracy and other federal charges in an alleged pursuit of secret consulting roles with two congressional campaigns.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican state Senate President Mike Ellis abruptly announced Friday that he would no longer seek re-election, saying the release of a secret video recording of him discussing an illegal campaign scheme was the "tipping point."
MIAMI - A federal judge denied bail Friday for an associate of former U.S. Rep. David Rivera in a campaign finance violations case after a prosecutor said the associate used some passport trickery to flee to Nicaragua in the middle of the investigation.
SAN DIEGO - A luxury car dealer on Thursday became the second person to plead guilty in a case alleging that a Mexican businessman illegally funneled more than $500,000 to support San Diego politicians, including $120,000 to back former Mayor Bob Filner.
ALBANY, New York - Federal prosecutors are taking the remaining files of New York's anti-corruption commission as the panel shuts down, and they plan to complete the state investigations, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Thursday.
PHOENIX - An administrative law judge is expected to rule soon on whether Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne illegally coordinated campaign spending with an aide running an independent group during his 2010 campaign.
ALBANY, New York - The special commission appointed last year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to investigate political corruption in New York is quietly winding down this week.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota campaign finance law that restricts how much candidates can take from certain donors is being challenged in federal court.
ALBANY, New York - Incumbent New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has rejected public campaign financing for his fall re-election bid, although any opponents can still use it.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to century-old bans on campaign contributions by corporations.
RENO, Nevada - Federal prosecutors asked a judge on Thursday to order ex-Nevada lobbyist Harvey Whittemore to begin serving his two-year prison sentence for breaking campaign finance laws on the heels of a major U.S. Supreme Court ruling that government lawyers say undermines his appeal before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court.
WASHINGTON - Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the wealthy.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruling Wednesday erasing a long-standing limit on campaign donations will allow a small number of very wealthy donors to give even more than is currently the case, according to students of the complex campaign finance system, and could strengthen the establishment in both parties.
Excerpts from the opinions of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas, in support of Wednesday's ruling striking down limits in federal law on overall campaign contributions to candidates and political committees, and from the dissenting opinion of Justice Stephen Breyer:
ALBANY, New York - The state budget negotiated between the Cuomo administration and New York's legislative leaders contains public campaign financing for the statewide comptroller's race.
SACRAMENTO, California - Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff said Friday that he believes he unwittingly met with an FBI undercover agent during a meeting set up by Sen. Leland Yee and one of Yee's campaign aides, both of whom now face federal charges.
SACRAMENTO, California - So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. Legislators voted to suspend all three senators on Friday, though they will continue to receive their salaries. Here is some background about their legal troubles: