CORRUPTION

Former Ron Paul Aide Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison

A former aide to Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign, Dimitri Kesari, was sentenced to three months in federal prison on Wednesday and an additional three months of house arrest for his role in secret payment-for-endorsement scheme during the 2012 Iowa caucus. Additionally, Kesari, who served as the deputy campaign manager, will pay a $10,000 fine. He was convicted in May of setting up secret payments totaling $73,000 to Iowa State Sen. Kent Sorenson in exchange for switching his endorsement from then-Rep. Michele Bachmann to Paul in the run-up to the Iowa Caucus.