Va. men plead guilty in campaign money case

Va. men plead guilty in campaign money case

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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., addresses to her supporters as her daughter Chelsea, left, and her husband former President Bill Clinton watch at her Indiana Primary night rally Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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Associated Press

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 26 at 4:00 PM

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to using his company to illegally funnel nearly $200,000 to Hillary Clinton's political campaigns.
 
William P. Danielczyk of Oakton struck a plea deal Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria to a single count of making contributions in the names of others.
 
A trial had been scheduled to begin Tuesday.
 
An officer in Danielczyk's company, Eugene Biagi, also pleaded guilty Tuesday to a related charge. Under the terms of the deal, prosecutors will recommend Biagi serve no jail time.
 
Danielczyk faces up to five years in prison.
 
Court records show that the two engaged in a scheme to reimburse employees of Danielczyk's company, Galen Capital Group, for contributions they made to Clinton's 2006 Senate and 2008 presidential campaigns.
 
There are no allegations Clinton acted improperly.

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