D.C. businessman Jeffrey E. Thompson was charged today in an campaign finance conspiracy to help elect Mayor Vincent Gray and others to office. Thompson, whose companies received hundreds of millions of dollars in city contracts, is accused of funneling hundred of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions to at least 13 candidates between 2006 to 2012.
He’s been charged with two offenses. One charge is a federal offense: conspiring to violate federal campaign finance laws and to submit false filings to the Internal Revenue Service. The other is a D.C. offense: conspiring to violate District of Columbia campaign finance laws by defrauding the District of Columbia’s Office of Campaign Finance.
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