Court papers show Clinton adviser sought funds later used for illegal campaign
Then-Sen. Hillary Clinton campaigns in Dallas on March 1, 2008 ahead of the Texas primary.
March 11th, 2014
05:56 PM ET
5 months ago

Court papers show Clinton adviser sought funds later used for illegal campaign

Washington (CNN) – A close adviser to Hillary Clinton courted and procured money that was later used to fund illegal get-out-the-vote operations during the former secretary of state’s hotly contested 2008 presidential bid, according to allegations formally laid out Monday by federal prosecutors.

The information became public as part of a plea agreement for Jeffrey Thompson, a Washington, D.C. businessman who on Monday pled guilty to conspiracy for masterminding a nearly $670,000 illegal "shadow campaign" for D.C. Mayor Vince Gray’s successful mayoral bid in 2010. But within the documents, Thompson told federal prosecutors that Clinton adviser Minyon Moore approached him to raise funds for the Clinton campaign that would end up amounting to more than $600,000. FULL POST


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