ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A northern Virginia businessman was sentenced Friday to more than two years in prison for illegally funneling nearly $200,000 to Hillary Clinton’s political campaigns in 2006 and 2008.
William Danielczyk, 51, of Oakton pleaded guilty in February to violating campaign-finance laws by reimbursing employees of his company, Galen Capital, and others who were recruited to attend fundraisers and make contributions Clinton’s Senate and presidential campaigns.
There are no allegations Clinton or her campaign acted improperly.
The sentence of 28 months was roughly half of the five-year maximum sought by prosecutors in U.S. District Court. Danielczyk’s lawyers, meanwhile, argued that many similar violations of the campaign-finance laws had resulted only in probation.
In imposing his sentence, U.S. District Judge James Cacheris compared Danielczyk’s case to defense lobbyist Paul Magliocchetti, who received 27 months for illegally funneling more than $380,000 to House members controlling the Pentagon’s budget.
Read more at Official Wire. By Matthew Barakat.