The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Some of the po­lit­i­cal fig­ures who have been tar­geted for cam­paign fi­nance vi­o­la­tions:

The New York Demo­crat used his tax­payer-funded state Assem­bly staff to work on his 1980 con­gres­sional cam­paign. The U.S. at­tor­ney for the Eastern Dis­trict of New York rec­om­mended that the Jus­tice De­part­ment seek an in­dict­ment of Mr. Schumer. Jus­tice de­cided that the mail fraud charges lacked ju­ris­dic­tion and sent the case back to the state. Gov. Mario Cuomo didn’t pur­sue the charges, but Brook­lyn Dis­trict At­tor­ney El­iz­a­beth Holtz­man ap­pointed a special prose­cu­tor to the case in May 1983. Mr. Schumer suc­cess­fully chal­lenged Ms. Holtz­man’s au­thor­ity to ap­point a special prose­cu­tor. $1 mil­lion to hide mis­tress Rielle Hunter, who was preg­nant with his child. Mr. Ed­wards was in­dicted on six felony charges. A jury ac­quit­ted him on one count and de­clared a mis­trial on a se­cond. Prose­cu­tors dropped the re­main­ing charges.



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