straw donor


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straw donor

n.
A person who donates someone else's money to a political party or candidate using his or her own name.
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The line of inquiry already resulted in one charge: In late August, an American political consultant, Samuel Patten, admitted steering $50,000 from a Ukrainian politician to the inaugural committee through a straw donor.
Chatwal pleaded guilty in a straw donor scheme and barely escaped prison sentence and this played into the narrative of "crooked Hillary" - a catchy slogan that seems to have resonated with a large swathe of Americans, even those who were not Trump supporters.
"Failure to enforce the straw donor provisions would be extremely troubling," said Adav Noti, Campaign Legal Center's senior director for trial litigation and strategy.
D'Souza was earlier indicted for illegally using straw donors, a person who illegally uses another person's money to make a political contribution in their own name, to contribute to Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long in New York in 2012.
Further to this, D'Souza directed other individuals he associates with, namely his assistant and a woman he was romantically involved with, referred to as "Straw Donors," to make contributions to Long's campaign on behalf of themselves and their spouses for an amount totaling $20,000, with the promise that they would be reimbursed by him later.
"Lifestyle is this big new market, we're focusing on that," said Chatwal, who became emroiled in an illegal campaign contribution scandal in 2014 which saw him plead guilty to funneling $180,000 from straw donors to three New York politicians.
Lobbyists Bruce Hawkins and Marvin Parks (another former legislator) also did work for Arkansans for Lawsuit Reform and also contributed to Maggio's campaign, but they don't seem to have been straw donors. Hawkins admitted that he knew nothing about Maggio's fitness for the Court of Appeals when he gave him money; he just did as Baker asked.
He pleaded guilty in May to charges he arranged for straw donors to contribute to New York Republican Wendy Long's failed U.S.
The public should be able to put its trust into government, and I'll do my part to find those who violate that trust." Tanski is accused of circumventing election law and campaign contribution limits, with the assistance of six persons who allegedly served as straw donors, including co-defendants Katina Fogarty and Nicholas DiNova, Jr.
It shows him pleading guilty to federal campaign finance laws after officials said he "used straw donors to make $20,000 in illegal contributions to Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long in 2012," reported (http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/dinesh-dsouza-pleads-guilty-illegal-campaign-contribution-106882) Politico . D'Souza, 55, says it was all a set-up for his "film criticizing the most powerful man in the world." That's in reference to "2016: Obama's America," his documentary movie that imagined an apocalyptic end to the president's time in office and claimed Obama held a hatred of the U.S. 
Washington, May 21 ( ANI ): Dinesh D'Souza, the conservative scholar who made the documentary "2016: Obama's America," has reportedly pleaded guilty to charges of using straw donors to make 20,000 dollars in illegal contributions to Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long in 2012.
23 on charges of using straw donors in 2012, has reportedly said that he won't be intimidated by his indictment earlier this month on campaign-finance charges.