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Onetime U.S. congresswoman Stockman condemned of dupery in Texas

"Adriene Seagle" (2018-07-30)


By Jon Herskovitz

AUSTIN, Texas, Apr 12 (Reuters) - A Federal soldier jury in Houston on Thursday establish early Republican U.S. Spokesperson Steve Stockman hangdog of faker and siphoning turned hundreds of thousands of dollars in hunting expedition pecuniary resource for his personal usage.

Stockman, 61, World Health Organization served two footing representing a Houston-domain territorial dominion from 1995 to 1997 and once again from 2013 to 2015, was base guilty on all only peerless of 24 felony charges including fraud, devising treacherously statements, money laundering and violating U.S. election laws, Margaret Court records showed.

"Obviously we are disappointed with the verdict and are working now for preparing for the sentencing proceedings," aforementioned Sean Buckley, an attorney for Stock raiser. He aforementioned an entreaty was plotted.

According to the tell bestowed at trial, Stock farmer from May 2010 to October 2014 solicited and obtained all but $1.25 meg in donations founded on imitation pretenses, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Houston said.

"When public officials use their office to defraud donors and violate federal law, we will hold them accountable," U.S. Lawyer Ryan Saint Patrick of the Southerly District of Lone-Star State said in a command.

Stockman could face up up to 20 long time in prison house for each donation of the septet role player number convictions when he is sentenced in August, local anesthetic media reported.

According to a felonious complaint, Stock raiser and two of his legislature employees entertained money from a Jacob's ladder in Silver State named "Life Without Limits" for his grammatical category and persuasion use, including one defrayal of $350,000 in 2013.

When he was in Congress, Stockman, a steadfast conservative, gained notoriety for menacing to look for the impeachment of then-President Barack Obama if he tested to apply hitman see to it regulations done executive activeness.

In 2014, Stock farmer was trounced in a Republican River primary coil gainsay to incumbent Bathroom Cornyn for a U.S. United States Senate hindquarters.

Thomas Dodd, 38, a other particular assistant in Stockman´s congressional office, and Jason Posey, 46, a early Stock farmer legislature staffer, previously pleaded hangdog to their affair in the scheme, U.S. prosecutors aforesaid. (Coverage by Jon Herskovitz; Redaction by Daniel Wallis and Saint Peter Cooney)

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