Politico Pardoned by Trump Accused of Illegal Campaign Scam
Jesse Benton, 43, of Louisville, Kentucky, was accused in an indictment unsealed in federal court in Washington.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican political operative pardoned by President Donald Trump after his conviction in a 2012 bribery plot has been charged again with campaign-related crimes, this time involving a 2016 illegal campaign contribution scheme and a Russian national. Jesse Benton, 43, of Louisville, Kentucky, was accused in an indictment unsealed Monday in federal court in Washington. Trump pardoned Benton in December after his conviction in a case involving false records and campaign reports…