CAMPAIGN FINANCE JEOPARDY
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.