Ex-Lobbyist Gets 27 Months For Illegal Donations

Law360, New York (January 10, 2011, 5:18 PM EST) -- A federal judge has sentenced a former defense lobbyist to more than two years in prison for funneling some $380,000 in illegal campaign contributions to lawmakers with sway in defense spending, in one of the country’s largest-ever campaign finance frauds.

Judge T.S. Ellis III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday ordered Paul Magliocchetti, founder and president of the defunct lobbying firm PMA Group Inc., to serve 27 months in prison and pay $75,000 in penalties for running the scheme,...
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