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Man Sentenced for Funneling Money to Clinton Campaign

by Associated Press posted Jun 1 2013 10:00AM
 ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A northern Virginia businessman has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for illegally funneling nearly $200,000 to Hillary Clinton's political campaigns in 2006 and 2008.
     Fifty-one-year-old William Danielczyk (DANN'-yuhl-chek) of Oakton pleaded guilty in February to violating campaign-finance laws by reimbursing employees of his company, Galen Capital, for contributions they made to Clinton's Senate and presidential campaigns. There are no allegations Clinton or her campaign acted improperly.
     At a sentencing hearing Friday, prosecutors sought the five-year maximum. Danielczyk's lawyers argued that similar violations have received probation. 
     A co-defendant, 78-year-old Eugene Biagi, who is a former Galen executive, was sentenced to probation on Friday.
     The scheme was first exposed more than five years ago by The Wall Street Journal.
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Man Sentenced for Funneling Money to Clinton Campaign
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