PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The United States Department of Justice says a Florida man pled guilty to making illegal campaign contributions in 2011.
56-year-old Michael A. Liberty, of Windermere, Florida pled guilty Monday, November 28, 2016, in U.S. District Court to illegally making political contributions in the names of others to a presidential candidate’s primary campaign committee, according to the United States Department of Justice.
According to the press release, between May and June 2011, Liberty made $22,500 in primary contributions through nine employees, associates and family members to the principal campaign committee of a candidate for President of the United States, when, in fact, Liberty paid for all of the contributions.
United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II and Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division say Liberty faces up to two years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.