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Ron Paul

Judge drops multiple charges against Paul advisers

WASHINGTON _ A federal judge in Iowa has tossed most of the charges against longtime Paul family advisers Jesse Benton and John Tate.tmpplchld The case involves alleged misconduct in which associates of 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas were said to have made improper payments to Iowa State Sen. Kent Sorenson, who switched his endorsement from Rep. Michele Bachmann, Paul's rival for the nomination.tmpplchld U.S. District Judge John A. Jarvey said four charges presented to the grand jury in the case against Benton and Tate were related to proffer statements, and it was "simply unreasonable" under the standard set in Kastigar v. U.S., to believe there was a...