clear
Saturday February 13th, 2016 12:17PM

Lawyer says he warned Kingston team about money

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) -- An Atlanta lawyer says he warned Rep. Jack Kingston's U.S. Senate campaign about questionable contributions from a north Georgia fundraiser.<br /> <br /> In an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, attorney Alex Kaufman said he shared the information during a May 1 meeting with Kingston's campaign attorney and an attorney for the Georgia Republican Party ( http://on-ajc.com/1kTmQ8e ).<br /> <br /> Kaufman said he informed the two lawyers that money donated at the Dec. 6 fundraiser came from bundled checks from employees of companies who were given "bonuses" and told to contribute to the congressman's Senate campaign.<br /> <br /> Kaufman said he shared information about potential problems out of concern for the Kingston campaign.<br /> <br /> "We're not out to get (Kingston). We were out to help him," Kaufman said.<br /> <br /> Kingston told the Atlanta newspaper last week that he had no knowledge that his campaign had received potentially illegal contributions.<br /> <br /> Two days after that interview, Kingston pledged to return $80,000 collected at the fundraiser.<br /> <br /> Kingston spokesman Chris Crawford confirmed that Kingston's campaign attorney, John Eunice, attended the May 1 meeting.<br /> <br /> "At this meeting, our campaign was informed of an internal dispute among former business associates," Crawford said. "We immediately reviewed our internal processes and confirmed we were in full compliance with the law and federal regulations," he said.<br /> <br /> All the disputed donations to Kingston's campaign have now been returned, Crawford said.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 1 year ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 1 year ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Committee leaves transportation funding to lawmakers
Georgia will have to cover a $1 billion to $1.5 billion transportation funding gap to stay economically competitive, a committee of lawmakers is warning in a report issued Tuesday.
5:36AM ( 1 year ago )
US off war footing at year's end, but wars go on
Taking America off a permanent war footing is proving harder than President Barack Obama may have suggested.
6:13PM ( 1 year ago )
Politics
U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.
12:00PM ( 17 minutes ago )
Gainesville Police warns of dangers on social media
The Gainesville Police Department is reminding parents to be aware of the activities their children are engaged in online.
12:00PM ( 17 minutes ago )
Mother, daughter perish in Stephens County fire
UPDATED: Improper use of a space heater is being blamed for the fire that claimed the lives of two women at a home in Toccoa Friday night.
12:00PM ( 17 minutes ago )
Hall GOP meeting Feb. 20 is part of process of selecting delegates to national convention
The Georgia Republican Party is beginning the process of selecting delegates to this summer's national Republican convention, and for the Hall County party that process begins next Saturday.
11:00AM ( 1 hour ago )
Gainesville mayor to deliver State of the City message Tuesday
Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan is scheduled to deliver his annual State of the City message Tuesday.
9:34AM ( 2 hours ago )