WASHINGTON (AP) — A District of Columbia businessman who poured millions of illegal dollars into city, state and federal elections has been sentenced to three months in prison.
Jeffrey Thompson acknowledged setting up a $650,000 slush fund to help Vincent Gray get elected mayor of Washington in 2010. He also gave more than $600,000 in illegal funds to help Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid.
On Monday, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly went beyond the recommendation of prosecutors in sentencing Thompson to prison.
Prosecutors had asked for six months of home confinement, in part because of cooperation by Thompson that did not result in criminal charges. Gray was not charged after a five-year investigation of his 2010 campaign. While he lost his bid for re-election as mayor, he won a Democratic primary for a D.C. Council seat this year.
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