Associated Press: Brady Challenger to admit payment from congressman's campaign
A onetime challenger to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady will plead guilty to hiding a $90,000 payment from the powerful Philadelphia Democrat's campaign in exchange for dropping out of a 2012 primary, his defense lawyer said Thursday.
Former city judge Jimmie Moore met with Brady shortly before exiting the race to discuss the arrangement and it was “agreed and understood” that the payment would be disguised, according to court documents filed by prosecutors Wednesday.
A guilty plea from Moore could mean that charges against Brady may soon follow, said Adav Noti, a former Federal Election Commission lawyer and the senior director of the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center.
“The fact that the judge (Moore) is pleading,” Noti said, “it suggests that a charge against Brady is coming.”