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GOP Strategist George Gallo Sentenced To Year In Prison In Political Kickback Scheme

GOP Strategist George Gallo Sentenced To Year In Prison In Political Kickback Scheme

HARTFORD — Saying that he has given politics another black eye in a state where political corruption "appears to be becoming endemic," a federal judge sent Republican strategist George Gallo to prison Thursday for a year and a day for steering publicly financed campaigns to a direct-mail consultant in return for $117,000 in kickbacks. “The vendor said he was paying for access, paying for Mr. Gallo to steer those candidates to him,” U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant said in a sharp rebuke of Gallo. “It was nothing more than a pay-to-play arrangement.” In spite of a long statement full of frustration about a growing list of state politicians...

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