Convicted: Evil manager of vile PAC used money to…diabolically help candidate’s campaign!

Convicted: Evil manager of vile PAC used money to…diabolically help candidate’s campaign!
The plague campaign finance "reform" is saving us from: candidates like retired colonel Chris Perkins. (Image via YouTube)

[Ed. – If it seems insane to you that this is prohibited by law, that’s because it IS insane.  Ann Coulter pointed out in 2008 that Reagan couldn’t get elected now under our current campaign finance rules.]

Under questioning from U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady, Tyler Harber said: “I’m guilty of this. I knew it was wrong when I did it.” But Harber said he was not motivated by greed or a lust for power — he simply wanted to win an election and believed that what he was doing was a common, if illegal, practice. …

Harber, who managed the unsuccessful 2012 congressional campaign of Chris Perkins in Northern Virginia — admitted in February that he helped create a super PAC and arranged for it to buy $325,000 in ads to help Perkins’s campaign, then lied to the FBI about his misdeeds. Federal prosecutors hailed Harber’s guilty plea and sentence as “an important step forward in the criminal enforcement of federal campaign finance laws,” and they indicated that they are ramping up scrutiny of the close ties between political campaigns and their ostensibly independent supporters. …

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said that political operatives should “think twice about circumventing laws that promote transparency in federal elections” and encouraged party and campaign insiders to act as whistleblowers. In court, federal prosecutor Richard Pilger asked O’Grady to send Harber to prison for three years and 10 months, saying such a term would send a message to the campaign world that “how you win matters.”

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