Campaign Funds

Schock Spent More Than $1M From Campaign Fund To Pay LawyersA campaign finance report released Wednesday by the Federal Election Commission also shows the Peoria Republican spent thousands of dollars on fundraising trips and events in the months after resigning, even as he was refunding money to donors and selling off campaign vehicles.
Schock Leaving Congress With About $3.3M In Campaign FundsThe Peoria Republican controls funds for himself, the GOP and one for other candidates. Schock may use the cash to pay any legal bills he's incurred amid recent questions about irregularities in his spending. He also could return the money to donors or give it to other candidates, the GOP or to charity.
Watchdog Files Ethics Complaint Over Congressman Schock's Travel SpendingA government watchdog group on Wednesday asked congressional investigators to examine whether Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock violated House ethics rules by using taxpayer and campaign funds for private air travel.
Schock Spent Taxpayer And Campaign Funds On Private Planes, ConcertsIllinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights aboard private planes owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found. There also have been other expensive travel and entertainment charges.
Beavers Gets 6 Months, $10K Fine For Tax EvasionFederal prosecutors had been seeking a sentence of nearly two years for Beavers, who was convicted in March of four counts of tax evasion.
Feds Begin Auctioning Off Jacksons' Illegally Bought PossessionsThe bidding is underway for a dozen items that former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife bought illegally with campaign money.
Both Jacksons Going To Prison For Misusing Campaign FundsSaying he used his campaign fund as "a personal piggy bank," a federal judge sentenced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to 2 ½ years in prison for misusing $750,000 in campaign money to fund a lavish lifestyle.
Judgment Day For Jacksons In Washington, D.C. Court They were once a political power couple from one of the most storied public families in the United States.
Sentencing Delayed For Jesse Jackson Jr., Sandi JacksonFormer Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson will have to wait a bit longer to learn their fate in federal court, after a judge delayed their sentencing hearing on Monday.
Closing Arguments Wrap Up In Beavers' Tax TrialFederal prosecutors told a jury Thursday there's no evidence Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was taking out a loan from his campaign fund for personal expenses, but the defense argued the prosecution was trying to "bamboozle" jurors.
Beavers' Defense Rests Case At Tax TrialDefense attorneys for Cook County Commissioner William Beavers rested their case at his tax trial on Wednesday, and the commissioner himself did not follow through on his promise to take the stand.
IRS Agent Links William Beavers’ Campaign Spending To Gambling SpreesAn IRS agent indicates he gave Commissioner Bill Beavers every possible break in figuring his tax liabilities, reports WBBM's John Cody.
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