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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New York Businessman Pleads Guilty to Making Illegal Campaign Contributions to Candidates for U.S. President and Senate in 2011

A New York City man pleaded guilty today to making illegal political contributions in the names of others to campaign committees for U.S. President and U.S. Senate in 2011, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

Adam H. Victor, 64, pleaded guilty to one count of making political contributions in the names of others before U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the District of Columbia. Sentencing is set for Aug. 22, 2017.

According to admissions made in connection with his guilty plea, during the 2011 calendar year, Victor made $17,500 in aggregated contributions through numerous immediate family members and colleagues to the campaign committee of a candidate for President of the United States and a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia, when, in fact, Victor paid for all of the contributions. According to the plea, Victor did not reveal to either candidate that he was the true source of the contributions.

The FBI investigated the case. Trial Attorneys Todd Gee and Andrew Laing of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section are prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Public Corruption
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Press Release Number: 
17-426
Updated April 19, 2017