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MACHEN LEAVING.  WP.  “Former D.C. mayor Vincent C. Gray’s allies said Monday that U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. should not leave office without resolving the investigation that they think led to Gray’s reelection defeat.”

SCHOCK MILEAGE.    Politico.  “Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned Tuesday, less than 12 hours after POLITICO raised questions about tens of thousands of dollars in mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle.”

SCHOCK SPECIAL.  RC. “A forthcoming special election to replace resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock is unlikely to alter the partisan control of his Peoria-based 18th District.”

WOMAN SENTENCED.  Newsday.  “A Texas woman whose friendship with former Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm put her under law enforcement scrutiny was unexpectedly sentenced to three months in prison for campaign finance violations in federal court in Brooklyn Tuesday.”

TRAVEL REQUEST.  Hill.  “A federal judge is preventing former Rep. Michael Grimm (R) from traveling to Europe, deeming the disgraced one-time New York lawmaker a flight risk.”

FL:  VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE SOUGHT.  Jacksonville.com.  “The Jacksonville Ethics Commission debated but took no action Monday on whether it will ask a political committee supporting Mayor Alvin Brown to disclose its contributions more frequently than required by state law.”

MA:  INVESTING CAMPAIGN FUNDS.   NEPR.  “Ashe’s committee last year put about $58,000 in a mutual fund. That’s ‘strictly prohibited,’ according to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance.”

CHILE:  FUNDING SCANDAL.  Reuters.  “SQM fertilizer company has fired its chief executive after it became embroiled in an election campaign financing scandal that has rocked the Chilean establishment, tainting business leaders and politicians with close links to the 1973-1990 dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.”


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