contributions in the names of others

Michael Grimm's Close Friend Indicted

A close friend of Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y,. was indicted on Friday for federal campaign finance violations.  

Diana Durand , a Houston, Texas, executive at RelaDyne, was indicted in New York for causing more than $10,000 in contributions to be made in the names of others to a federal campaign between November 2009 and October 2010. She was also charged with making false statements to the F.B.I. Durand's attorney stated plea talks between prosecutors and Durand collapsed after she refused to implicate Grimm, according to the NewYork Daily News.  

Donor Pleads Guilty to Giving $180,000 in Contributions Through Others

A New York hotel magnate pleaded guilty Thursday to making $180,000 in contributions through straw donors to three federal campaigns.  

Sant Singh Chatwal  pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Federal Election Campaign Act by giving in the names of others, and for witness tampering. He agreed to forfeit $1 million.  

Illegal Campaign Contributions By Lawyer at Florida Law Firm

A lawyer at a former Fort Lauderdale law firm has been charged in a scheme to make illegal campaign contributions in the names of others.  

Russell S. Adler , a shareholder in the former Fort Lauderdale law firm of Rothstein, Rosenfelt and Adler (RRA) , has been charged with one count of conspiracy to violate the Federal Election Campaign Act and to defraud the United States. Adler, along with other attorneys, and some spouses, as well as administrative personnel at the firm were enlisted by Scott Rothstein to make contributions to federal campaigns and then unlawfully reimbursed by the firm.