Yikes! According to reports, a top aide to former Senator Martha McSally has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 in campaign funds during McSally's 2018 Senate bid.
The Hill reports:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Anthony Barry, who was a consultant and a deputy campaign manager for McSally, admitted he took more than $115,000 from her campaign in 2018 and 2019.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 6 over one count of unlawful conversion of campaign funds, which carries up to five years in prison.
DOJ says a deputy campaign manager and consultant for former U.S. Senator Martha McSally, Anthony Barry, 33, pleaded guilty today to the theft of more than $115,000 in campaign funds from the McSally for Senate Campaign in 2018 and 2019.
— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) May 7, 2021
According to the DOJ, Barry “used his position in the campaign to fraudulently direct the campaign to make payments to him beyond what he was owed for his salary and had the fraudulently obtained funds deposited into his personal bank account.”
When The Hill requested a statement, Barry's law firm, Charity Clark Law said that they are "not prepared to make a statement" but "will likely address the situation."
— Forbes (@Forbes) May 7, 2021
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