Archive for Tag: political candidate

Political candidates could soon be charged with bribery after bill passes Legislature

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill establishing that public servants who have yet to be sworn into office could be guilty of bribery, just like sitting politicians, cleared a legislative hurdle on Thursday when it passed both the Assembly and Senate unanimously. “Political candidates have been permitted to sell the...

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DePhillips introduces bill prohibiting use of campaign contributions for legal defenses

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill (A2959) recently introduced by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips would prohibit candidates and elected officials charged with crimes from using campaign contributions to fund their legal defenses. “Campaign contributions were never meant to fund the legal defense of a corrupt public official. It is an insult...

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