illegal contributions

Dinesh D'Souza Pleads Guilty to Illegal Contributions

A former college president and conservative filmmaker has pleaded guilty to one count of making illegal campaign contributions in a federal election.  

Dinesh D'Souza , pleaded guilty today to contributing $15,000 more than permitted to Wendy Long, R-N.Y., a 2012 federal U.S. Senate candidate in New York who ran against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. Charges of making false statements to the Federal Election Commission were dropped.  

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.  

Gillibrand's Campaign and Others Pay Civil Penalties to FEC

The Federal Election Commission has announced  civil penalties for campaign finance violations by the committees of a current U.S. Senator, a former presidential candidate, and a New York corporation.  

The campaign committee of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand , D-N.Y., and its treasurer, have agreed to pay a $8,000 civil penalty for failing to disclose accurately $12,124 in receipts and $229,479 in disbursements in ten disclosure reports filed during the 2010 and 2012 election cycles. MUR 6757 .