BY DAVE LEVINTHAL – WASHINGTON Paul Magliocchetti, the former head of now-defunct lobbying shop PMA Group, was indicted Thursday in federal court on charges he’s responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of illegal campaign contributions.
And contribute Magliocchetti did: A Center for Responsive Politics analysis indicates that he and his spouses together donated more than $792,000 to federal-level candidates and political committees since the 1990 election cycle.
The majority of that total — $475,000 — came recently, during the 2004, 2006 and 2008 election cycles, the Center’s analysis finds.
In all since the 1990 election cycle, Magliocchetti and his spouses contributed to the campaigns and/or leadership PACs of 135 federal-level political candidates. Of those, Magliocchetti and his spouses contributed at least $10,000 to the campaign committees and leadership PACs of 18 federal-level candidates.
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Abercrombie took money from Maglioccetti. According to the Washington Examiner:
“The PMA Group (Paul Magliocchetti and Associates) was primarily a defense lobbying group based in Washington D.C. and closely associated with Rep. John Murtha, D-PA. The firm’s main office was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) last year. In total, PMA Group’s employees and its political action committee have given current members of Congress $3.4 million since 1989, with 79 percent of that going to Democrats, according to OpenSecrets.org.” (3)
Abercrombie received his share from Magliocchetti’s PMA before the doors closed including $2,000 in 2008 election cycle, and $3,000 in 2006 election cycle. (3)
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