Ron Paul

Ron Paul 2012 campaign aide accused of probation violation

Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign chairman, already convicted of conspiracy and charges related to false campaign reporting, is now accused of violating his probation and trying to help arrange a $2 million illegal contribution to a super PAC supporting President-elect Donald Trump's campaign.

Jesse Benton's probation officer gave him permission to travel in October from his home in Louisville, Kentucky, to Washington with the understanding he'd return the same day, according to court documents filed Dec. 12 in federal court in Des Moines.

Instead, he traveled from Washington to New York and tried to help arrange the contribution to the PAC supporting Trump's campaign...