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Such an arrangement, colloquially known as a "straw donor" scheme, is one of the few jailable campaign finance violations, the Campaign Legal Center's Brendan Fischer told Salon. Straw donor schemes, in which one donor gets other individuals to donate and then repays them, are serious for a number of reasons, according to Fischer. They violate transparency and maximum limit laws, allowing wealthier donors to secretly tip the scales in their favor. "Plenty of people have gone to jail for straw donor schemes," Fischer said.
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