Aide To Pa. Congressman Accused Of 2nd Campaign Scheme

Law360 (March 20, 2018, 7:06 PM EDT) -- A Philadelphia-area political consultant for U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pa., already facing federal charges for an illicit campaign contribution aimed at easing a rival off the ballot in the 2012 congressional primary, was charged Tuesday with campaign finance improprieties on behalf of a different congressional candidate in 2014.

Kenneth Smukler, 57, faces additional charges for allegedly overseeing nearly $230,000 in illegal payments to another unnamed candidate who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for a different House seat, according to federal prosecutors.

According to the indictment, in April 2014, Smukler became aware that the campaign was running out of funds that it...

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