Campaign finance improprieties

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. President Donald Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the president repaid attorney Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. Giuliani made the revelation during an appearance on Fox News Channel's "Hannity." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 03, 2018 - 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels (all times local): 7:58 a.m. An attorney for President Donald Trump says the president didn't know the full details of his personal lawyer's arrangement with a porn actress until "maybe 10 days ago...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. President Donald Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the president repaid attorney Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. Giuliani made the revelation during an appearance on Fox News Channel's "Hannity." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 03, 2018 - 12:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal lawyer for $130,000 in hush money paid to a porn actress days before the 2016 presidential election, Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's attorneys, said Wednesday, appearing to contradict the president's past claims that he didn't know the...
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May 02, 2018 - 1:13 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A former consultant to a Pennsylvania mayor convicted of trading city contracts for campaign cash has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Fifty-five-year-old James Hickey was sentenced Wednesday in federal court after pleading guilty in December to honest services wire...
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March 30, 2018 - 2:16 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — After a rules fight, a deadlock and a dozen rounds of voting, a former president of the City Council has been chosen as the interim mayor to replace a former mayor convicted of trading city contracts for campaign cash. Council members on Thursday night chose former president...
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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, leaves the police station where he was held, in Nanterre, outside Paris, Wednesday March 21, 2018. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was questioned by police for a second day Wednesday over allegations he took millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
March 22, 2018 - 3:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy defended himself Thursday against the "mad allegations" that he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. "It's an ignominious act, not (just) a lie," Sarkozy said during a live television...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10 2007 file photo, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, greets Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday March 20, 2018as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
March 20, 2018 - 9:32 am
PARIS (AP) — Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation into allegations he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A judicial source with direct knowledge of the...
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March 04, 2018 - 1:44 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mayor convicted on dozens of corruption charges has launched a letter-writing campaign to try to persuade the judge to impose a lenient sentence. The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that it has reviewed a text message in which Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski...
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Republican candidate and former Arizona state Sen. Debbie Lesko celebrates with her husband, Joe, after voting results show her victory in a special primary election for the Congressional District 8 seat during a campaign party at Lesko's home, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. A special primary election was being held to replace Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks who resigned amid accusations of sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
March 02, 2018 - 5:19 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A second complaint alleging federal campaign finance law violations has been filed against the winner of this week's special Republican primary election to replace former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks. The complaint against former state Sen. Debbie Lesko was filed with the Federal Election...
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Republican candidate and former Arizona state Sen. Debbie Lesko celebrates with her husband, Joe, after voting results show her victory in a special primary election for the Congressional District 8 seat during a campaign party at Lesko's home, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. A special primary election was being held to replace Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks who resigned amid accusations of sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
February 28, 2018 - 1:01 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona state senator easily outpaced another candidate embroiled in a sexting scandal and 10 other Republicans to win Tuesday's primary to replace a U.S. congressman who quit amid charges of sexual misconduct. Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko becomes the immediate favorite in...
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February 26, 2018 - 12:30 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The closing days of the Republican primary to replace an Arizona congressman who quit in a sex scandal have included a top contender admitting he received texts from a Senate aide posing topless, and a second favorite fighting claims of campaign funding improprieties. It remains to...
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