Private-equity firm TL Ventures Inc. violated pay-to-play rules by winning business from public pension funds after an associate of the company made a campaign contribution to the governor of Pennsylvania, U.S. regulators said.
Conservative political commentator and author Dinesh D’Souza, who made the film “2016: Obama’s America,” pleaded guilty to violating U.S. campaign finance law by using straw donors to exceed federal limits.
Ras Baraka declared victory as the elected successor to Cory Booker as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, in a race that pitted homegrown politics against Wall Street support for charter schools and economic development.
Conservative political commentator and author Dinesh D’Souza, who made the film “2016: Obama’s America,” was charged with illegally directing $20,000 in contributions to a candidate for U.S. Senate from New York in 2012.
Northrop Grumman Corp. tripled its political giving and increased spending on lobbying as it fended off Obama administration efforts to cut spending for a version of its Global Hawk surveillance drone.
HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy may be freed this year after being resentenced to 70 months in prison for making a campaign contribution to Alabama’s former governor in exchange for a seat on a state hospital board.
Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, the heiress to one of America’s great business fortunes whose support of presidential candidate John Edwards had attracted her, at 100, the type of public scrutiny she had spent a lifetime avoiding, has died. She was 103.