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Hillary Clinton aide linked to illegal campaign op: report – Yahoo News

Washington (AFP) – A campaign finance scandal has ensnared a Hillary Clinton aide who court papers show secured illegal funding for a 2008 campaign operation, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Senior campaign advisor Minyon Moore was linked to a scheme to fund pro-Clinton operations in four states and Puerto Rico to the tune of $608,750 during Clinton’s tough campaign for the Democratic presidential primary, the daily reported, citing documents from US District Court in Washington.

US campaign finance laws impose limits on funding contributions to candidates and their operations, contributions which must be reported to federal authorities. The shadow get-out-the-vote campaign was off the books.

The revelations, potentially damaging to the former secretary of state who is mulling a second White House bid, came to light in statements by Washington businessman Jeffrey Thompson, who pleaded guilty Monday on corruption charges in a case largely relating to his role in the capital city’s 2010 mayoral race.

No evidence has shown that Clinton was aware of the efforts, prosecutors reportedly said. But Thompson told investigators Moore played a key role in the shadow campaign to boost Clinton’s standing with urban communities in states like Texas and North Carolina.

The revelations, potentially damaging to the former secretary of state who is mulling a second White House bid, came to light in statements by Washington businessman Jeffrey Thompson, who pleaded guilty Monday on corruption charges in a case largely relating to his role in the capital city’s 2010 mayoral race… Prosecuting Moore may prove difficult, though, as the five-year statute of limitations expired last year.

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I remember hearing about this story a while ago, it was being investigated, I guess the length of the investigation was conveniently long enough for the statute of limitations to expire…

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