Good morn., here are political law links

FATTAH VERDICT.  NBC.  “A jury has convicted veteran U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah in a racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan.”

“SELF”-FINANCING.  Forbes.  “According to Federal Election Commission filings, in May alone, Trump spent over a million dollars for goods and services provided by at least 10 of his own companies.”

WHAT IT TAKES.  NYT.    “Charles Spies, a Republican election lawyer who advised Jeb Bush’s ‘super PAC,’ said Mr. Trump would have to put in an enormous amount of his own money to jump-start his campaign and win over big donors. He suggested an appropriate figure would be $100 million to $200 million.”

MEMO COMES TO LIGHT.  DC.  “A leaked 2015 memo appears to give Hillary Clinton staffers advice on how to solicit large-sum donations for super PACs without breaking campaign finance laws restricting that behavior.”

NO TURKEY.  USAT.  “Members of Congress have abandoned privately funded trips to Turkey, once a favorite destination for such junkets, after investigations by House ethics panels and USA TODAY indicated many of these trips had been illegally funded.”

INTERIOR EMAIL.  Hill.  “The email, sent last week to the Interior Department’s 70,000 employees, comes as Congress and the department’s inspector general are paying increased attention to allegations that the department’s employees are breaking important rules.”

CA: CANDIDATES FINED.  LAT.  “The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission fined a former City Council candidate nearly $16,000 Tuesday for failing to pay for campaign services that exceeded city limits on donations, as well as other violations.”

NY:  BROAD CHANGES.  JDS.  “Late last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and State legislative leaders announced agreement on a broad set of ethics and campaign-finance reforms focused on increased disclosure, transparency, and public trust.”


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