Lobbyist charged with funneling campaign cash through friends, family

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Paul Magliocchetti, president of the Arlington, Virginia, lobbying firm PMA Group Inc., was arrested and charged with using intermediaries to skirt federal campaign- contribution limits, the U.S. Justice Department said.

“Magliocchetti orchestrated a scheme to make hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal conduit and corporate federal campaign contributions in an effort to enrich himself and PMA by increasing the firm’s influence and prestige,” the Justice Department alleged today in a statement.

A grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, yesterday returned an 11-count indictment charging the lobbyist with making illegal payments and making false statements to a federal agency. The document was unsealed today. He faces as long as five years in prison if convicted on any of the most serious counts.

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