Va. men plead guilty in campaign money case

AP News
Posted: Feb 26, 2013 4:35 PM

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to using his company to illegally funnel nearly $200,000 to Hillary Clinton's political campaigns.

There were no allegations Clinton acted improperly.

William P. Danielczyk of Oakton struck a plea deal Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria to a single count of making contributions in the names of others. He faces up to five years in prison.

A trial had been scheduled to begin Tuesday.

An officer in Danielczyk's company, Eugene Biagi, also pleaded guilty Tuesday to a related charge. Under the terms of the deal, prosecutors will recommend Biagi serve no jail time.

Court records show that the two engaged in a scheme to reimburse employees of Danielczyk's company, Galen Capital Group, for contributions they made to Clinton's 2006 Senate and 2008 presidential campaigns.