Federal prosecutors launch probe of law firm over donations

Boston Globe
Andrea Estes and Viveca Novak

Federal prosecutors, among other agencies, are investigating potentially illegal campaign contributions by attorneys at the Boston-based Thorton Law Firm. The firm allegedly reimbursed its partners for political contributions by matching their donations with “bonuses”, the Boston Globe reports. “There are serious penalties for these violations. Here you potentially have multiple violations of the prohibition on contributions in the name of another, each one of which would be separately charged," said Brett Kappel, a Washington, D.C. based attorney who specializes in campaign finance.

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