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Groups Linked To Kochs Agree To Pay $1 Million Fine


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, politics, crime, illegal campaign contributions, Koch Brothers, usa )

Cal
- 273 days ago - npr.org
Two secretive Arizona-based groups with links to the Koch brothers have agreed to pay $1 million in fines and admitted to making millions of unlawful intermediary contributions during the 2012 California campaign season.



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Judy E. (402)
Friday October 25, 2013, 6:16 am
Way to go, CA!!! Thank, Cal!
 

pam w. (191)
Friday October 25, 2013, 9:08 am
Oh, REALLY? They did something ILLEGAL?

GOOD!
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday October 25, 2013, 9:24 am
Thanks for the good news, Cal. I'm glad the trolls criminality is being exposed. This article needs to be on the front page!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday October 25, 2013, 9:41 am
Subversion of democracy indeed.
 

Jason R. (57)
Friday October 25, 2013, 9:57 am
Small change for the 1%, eh?
 

John S. (297)
Friday October 25, 2013, 11:12 am
noted
 

Debbie Williamson (261)
Friday October 25, 2013, 11:51 am
Pure evil.
 

Arielle S. (316)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:18 pm
Well, gosh, that fixes everything then, doesn't it? Now they know to be sneakier next time...
 

Colleen L. (2)
Friday October 25, 2013, 1:25 pm
I too am glad to see ones standing up to face their sins. Thanks Cal
 

Shanti S. (0)
Friday October 25, 2013, 1:37 pm
Thank you.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Friday October 25, 2013, 1:59 pm
Not enough. They should have to pay more.
 

Joanne Dixon (36)
Friday October 25, 2013, 2:25 pm
WOuld love to be able to see the picture caption. I can't find it with google.
 

Barbara V. (51)
Friday October 25, 2013, 2:35 pm
All this secrecy--just think about it. The Koch-roach brothers are extremely wealthy crooks and in league with other extremely wealthy crooks. Oh, and this article mentioned the Supreme Court's shenanigans as well. How absolutely disgusting that it's come to this. We're on our way to hell in a handbasket, folks. Lincoln said, a country gets the government it deserves.
 

edward jagusiak (22)
Friday October 25, 2013, 3:26 pm
Keep smacking them!
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Friday October 25, 2013, 3:39 pm
A smack on the hand doesn't impress this group of crooks.
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Friday October 25, 2013, 4:21 pm
It's good but not enough !
 

GGmaSheila D. (132)
Friday October 25, 2013, 7:02 pm
These are only two of how many Koch groups?? There's way too many out there who haven't been caught.

** People: Please flag ads like this Joann is posting everywhere.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday October 25, 2013, 7:22 pm
Not enough.
 

Bill and Katie Dresbach (79)
Friday October 25, 2013, 7:27 pm
Way too long for this! About time! Get Them! Thank You
 

Twyla Sparks (208)
Friday October 25, 2013, 8:00 pm
signed and noted.
 

Sheila D. (24)
Friday October 25, 2013, 9:43 pm
Good for California. Thanks, Cal.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday October 25, 2013, 11:29 pm
noted and spam flagged
 

Louise D. (38)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 2:52 am
This is just pocket change for the Kochs but there is a need to stop such people manipulating politics to their own ends. In history many Democracies and Republics fell due to the corrupt self interests of the rich.
 

. (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 7:26 am
Good for them! Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Thomas M. (4)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 8:18 am
A law is needed to prevent anyone who is convicted of making an illegal political donation from making further contributions for political purposes - nationwide.
 

Pat A. (117)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 10:14 am
Fining them one million is like fining any of us one penny or one cent - it is nothing to them. I hope they get the rest of it restored, that might do something - but they will probably just be even sneakier and more underhand next time!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 1:27 pm
Possibly this is "the tip of the iceberg," and more will be found.....hopefully this will add up enough to stop this, rather than make it worse. Not only are people standing up and shouting "foul" more often, there are many dedicated people "looking under rocks" and finding more cheating and calling it out. I applaud and support all their continued efforts. Hoping to read about more cheating scandals being brought into the light, and justice being served.
 

Karen Chestney (102)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 10:30 pm
I doubt the kochs even noticed a $1milliom fine. Pretty darn sneaky, aren't they !!!! Kudos to Calif......Thank-you for this article.
 
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