Fmr Pro-Trump Congressman Gets 10 Years

  • 2018-11-07
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Fmr Pro-Trump Congressman Gets 10 Years
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Former Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) received a ten-year sentence and one million dollar fine for a campaign finance scheme. (The Hill)
 

After he leaves prison, Stockman will be subject to three years of supervised release, according to an announcement from the Department of Justice.

"Former Representative Stockman stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from charities, then used the money to pay personal expenses and fund his political campaigns,” said Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski in the announcement.

"As this case demonstrates, the Justice Department and our law enforcement partners will aggressively pursue corrupt public officials, including those who seek to corrupt our elections for personal gain," Benczkowski said.

Stockman was found guilty in 23 of 24 charges related to his defrauding of charitable donors in April this year.


Stockman was accused of using $1.25 million in charitable donations to pay off personal and campaign expenses.
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