Wed. political law links can be read here

GUILTY PLEA.  Politico. “A Florida man pled guilty Monday to participating in and covering up a bizarre scheme that wound up getting a man hoping to to become prime minister of Albania into to one of President Barack Obama’s fundraising events in October 2012, weeks before Obama’s re-election.”

LEAK AND RISK.  B.  “The WikiLeaks disclosures suggest a deep ‘coordination’ between the DNC and the Clinton campaign, but there is no direct evidence in the initial dump of hacked emails that there were any ‘coordinated expenditures’ between the DNC and Clinton.”

IRS IN FRAY.  NLR.  “The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued two private letter rulings (PLRs) that may be interesting for tax-exempt organizations that engage in political activity.”

PAY TO PLAY AND PENCE.  JDS.  “Rule 206(4)-5 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (Rule) generally prohibits an investment adviser from providing advisory services for compensation to a government entity within two years after the adviser or any of its ‘covered associates’ makes a political contribution to an ‘official’ of that government entity.”

IN:  HOLCOMB CASH.  INS.  “Democrats immediately pounced on the news, calling Pence’s failure to transfer his funds prior to becoming a federal candidate an ‘unforced error.'”

NM:  COMPLAINT FILED.  NMP.  “A campaign finance complaint filed against New Mexico Secretary of State hopeful Nora Espinoza alleges a handful of violations including improperly reporting expenditures and contributions.”

VT:  HEATING UP.  VTD.  “The case involving Attorney General Bill Sorrell’s pursuit of Dean Corren, who ran for lieutenant governor in 2014, is still pending in federal district court in Burlington and Washington County Superior Court.”


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