campaign finance law

Ken Smukler outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
May 03, 2019 - 3:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Long-time Philadelphia political operative Ken Smukler has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating federal election laws. He arranged for payments to a challenger to former state Rep. Bob Brady to drop out of a primary race in 2012. Brady was not charge in...
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December 20, 2018 - 10:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has signed off on a deal to close President Donald Trump's embattled charity and give about $1.7 million in remaining funds to other nonprofits. Justice Saliann Scarpulla approved the deal Wednesday, triggering the start of a court-supervised process for putting the...
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December 18, 2018 - 11:10 am
By Erica Orden, CNN (CNN) -- The Donald J. Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision amid an ongoing lawsuit concerning its finances, according to a document filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court by the New York state Attorney General's office. The dissolution of...
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Congressman Bob Brady's longtime political advisor, Ken Smukler was convicted by a federal court jury on 9 of 11 counts at his campaign finance law violation trial.
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Steve Tawa
December 03, 2018 - 2:18 pm
UPDATED: 5:35 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Congressman Bob Brady's longtime political advisor, Ken Smukler, was convicted by a federal court jury on 9 of 11 counts at his campaign finance law violation trial. Although the schemes dealt with Brady's 2012 re-election and Marjorie Margolies'...
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Ken Smukler outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia
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Steve Tawa
December 03, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jurors get back to deliberations on Monday in the trial of Ken Smukler, the political strategist who is accused of violating campaign finance laws in two congressional campaigns in 2012 and 2014. In its first full day of deliberations on Friday, jurors asked for...
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Ken Smukler
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Steve Tawa
November 29, 2018 - 4:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The jury surprised the courtroom in the campaign finance law violation trial of political strategist Ken Smukler by deciding to begin deliberations Thursday evening at 5 p.m. This was after seven hours of closing arguments and the judge's charge on points of law...
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Steve Tawa
November 29, 2018 - 9:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jurors Thursday will hear closing arguments in veteran political operative Ken Smukler's three-week long campaign finance law violation trial. The defense wrapped by putting him on the stand Wednesday, where government lawyers cross-examined him. During the trial,...
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