Ana Alliegro Pleads Guilty to 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 Miami, pled guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr. to having violated the Federal Election Campaign Act in connection with the Democratic Party primary election for Florida’s 26th Congressional District. Sentencing for Alliegro has been scheduled for September 10, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. before U.S. District Court Judge Scola.
Specifically, Alliegro pled guilty to 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). At sentencing, Alliegro faces a maximum term of 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 case is being prosecuted by Senior Litigation Counsel Thomas J. Mulvihill.
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.