Brady Aides Indicted

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Two top political strategists for U.S. Rep. Robert Brady (D., Pa.) on Tuesday became the latest targets in a widening federal probe of $90,000 the congressman paid a 2012 primary challenger to drop out of the race.

Federal prosecutors accused Ken Smukler, 57, and Donald “D.A.” Jones, 62, of making illegal campaign contributions on behalf of their boss and conspiring to hide the money in the campaign finance reports of his rival, former Municipal Court Judge Jimmie Moore.

Tuesday’s indictment moved the focus of the months-old investigation away from Moore’s own failure to accurately report the source of money to one that implicated members of Brady’s camp in a larger alleged conspiracy and cover-up.

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