Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) was convicted of three felonies associated to mendacity to the FBI about unlawful marketing campaign donations.
U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was convicted Thursday on prices that he lied to federal authorities about an unlawful $30,000 contribution to his marketing campaign from a overseas billionaire at a 2016 Los Angeles fundraiser.
A federal jury in LA deliberated about two hours earlier than discovering the nine-term Republican responsible of 1 depend of falsifying and concealing materials info and two counts of creating false statements. Fortenberry was charged after sitting for 2 interviews with FBI brokers who have been investigating the donor, Gilbert Chagoury, a Nigerian billionaire of Lebanese descent.
Final 12 months, Fortenberry accused Democrats of finishing up an assault to take him out with felony prices, all of the whereas ignoring the truth that he created the felony prices by mendacity to the FBI a number of instances. Fortenberry wasn’t well-known nationally, however he was an enormous identify in Nebraska Republican circles.
Every of the felonies that the congressman was convicted of carries a five-year jail time period. The corrupt Republican Celebration has proven what it’s about once more.
Trump has remade the occasion in his corrupt picture, and now considered one of his followers goes to jail.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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