Ana Alliegro Charged with Violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announce that Ana Alliegro, 44, of Granada, Nicaragua, was arrested and brought back to the United States from Nicaragua, having been previously indicted for having violated the Federal Election Campaign Act in connection with the Democratic Party primary election for Florida’s 26th Congressional District. Alliegro’s initial appearance is scheduled for March 10, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick White.
The indictment charges Alliegro with engaging in a conspiracy to make false statements to the Federal Election Commission and to violate the contribution limits of the Federal Election Campaign Act (Count 1); making a false statement (Count 2); and making illegal campaign contributions (Counts 3 & 4). If convicted, Alliegro faces a maximum term of up to five years in prison on each count and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count.
Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the FBI’s Miami Area Corruption Task Force, the Legal Attaché Panama City, Panama and Diplomatic Security Service. The case is being prosecuted by Senior Litigation Counsel Thomas J. Mulvihill.
An Indictment is only an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.