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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 01:06 PM
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Lobbyist gets 27 months for violating campaign finance laws
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A former high-powered Washington lobbyist was sentenced Friday to 27 months in prison for carrying out what prosecutors called one of the largest schemes in U.S. history to violate federal campaign finance laws.

Paul J. Magliocchetti, 65, founder and owner of the now-closed PMA Group, admitted that he illegally funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions over several years. The defense industry lobbyist asked family members, friends and employees to make the contributions, then reimbursed them.

Federal prosecutors in Virginia said Magliocchetti was driven by greed. In court papers, they said the scheme "strikes at the core of our country's democracy."


Article dated 1/08/11

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