Government Rests In Fraud Trial Of Ex-US Rep. From Texas

Law360, Houston (April 4, 2018, 6:35 PM EDT) -- After 10 days of testimony during which jurors heard from multiple witnesses — including two former congressional staffers — about a scheme carried out by ex-U.S. Rep. Stephen Stockman, R-Texas, to use charitable donations to fund campaign and personal expenses, the government rested its case on Wednesday.

The government alleges that Stockman solicited a total of about $1.25 million in donations between May 2010 and October 2014 and used the funds to cover campaign and personal expenses. Stockman was charged in March 2017 with 28 criminal counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy, making excessive campaign donations, money laundering and lying...

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