Once-Influential Lobbyist Indicted on Illegal Contributions Charges

Jeffrey ErnstFriedman | August 06, 2010

Aug. 5, 2010 - According to the Washington Post, Paul J. Magliocchetti, the founder of a once-influential defense lobbying firm PMA Group has been indicted on charges that he made hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions.

Since the 2002 election cycle, PMA Group has given 1,199 contributions totaling $1,214,748 to elected members of Congress who have served in the 109th, 110th and 111th Congresses. In that same time frame, Paul Magliocchetti gave $130,863 and members of the Magliocchetti family, including Paul, gave close to a half a million dollars to members of Congress elected since the 109th Congress.

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Contributions data,  provided by the Center for Responsive Politics (, includes monetary and non-monetary contributions to candidate campaign committees of legislators serving in the 109th, 110th and 111th Congresses since the 2002 election cycle.