WASHINGTON — A second person has been charged with making illegal campaign contributions at the behest of a District of Columbia businessman whose political activities are the subject of a long-running federal investigation.
Stanley Straughter was charged Thursday with making an unlawful corporate contribution. He was charged in a criminal information, a document that can only be filed with a defendant’s consent and usually signals a guilty plea.
Earlier Thursday, Lee Calhoun admitted in court that he was reimbursed for $160,000 in campaign contributions by his boss, Jeffrey Thompson. Thompson is the former owner of a Washington accounting firm. Straughter did consulting work for the firm.
Straughter is also the chairman of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs.
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