Campaign regulators say Thornton firm violated state law; federal grand jury continues probe

State campaign finance officials plan to ask Massachusetts Attorney General Healey to consider criminal prosecution of partners at Thornton Law Firm

Source: Campaign regulators say Thornton firm violated state law; federal grand jury continues probe

State campaign finance officials plan to ask Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to consider criminal prosecution of partners at Boston’s Thornton Law Firm, saying they have evidence that the firm illegally reimbursed lawyers and their spouses for up to $175,000 in campaign contributions to state candidates and causes.

In a letter to the law firm’s partners and their spouses last month, Office of Campaign and Political Finance Director Michael Sullivan said he intends “to present to the attorney general evidence of violations” of the state’s campaign finance law from 2013 to 2016.

Read the full article here! by Viveca Novak and Andrea Estes

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