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Courier Journal: Lundergan, Emmons found guilty of federal charges

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 17:18:54-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Courier Journal) — A jury has ruled that the father of Alison Lundergan Grimes broke federal law by funneling corporate contributions into her run against Senator Mitch McConnell, the Courier Journal reports.

Lundergan was found guilty of 10 counts including unlawful campaign contributions, false statements and falsifying records.

The case went to a jury in federal court Thursday. Lundergan and his co-defendant Dale Emmons were convicted of creating a company, S.R. Holding Co. Inc., to fund the 2014 senatorial campaign of Lundergan Grimes.

Emmons was found guilty of six counts.

Lundergan Grimes’ run against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014 was one of the country’s most expensive Senate campaigns that year. Her campaign raised nearly $19 million, according to the Federal Election Commission. She lost the election.

Both men will be sentenced on Jan. 22, 2020.