Bribed: Iowa Politician Who Switched Support to Ron Paul
A former Iowa state senator has pleaded guilty to hiding money received from Ron Paul's presidential campaign in exchange for ending his support for Michele Bachmann, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.
Kent Sorenson was a supporter of Bachmann's campaign in the 2012 primaries. He later switched his allegiance to Paul's campaign, after Paul deputy campaign manager Dimitri Kesari wrote him a $25,000 check, the Associated Press reported. Sorenson eventually received $73,000 in payments that were linked to the campaign, an investigator found. Sorenson has now admitted taking the bribes, and pleaded guilty to one count of concealing federal campaign expenditures.