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Third Ron Paul aide gets prison time for campaign violations

The deputy manager of Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for conspiring to cover up campaign payments to a former Iowa state senator, after a judge determined he played a larger role than two other aides who were spared prison time.

Like his two colleagues, Dimitri Kesari was accused as part of a scheme to file false contribution reports with the Federal Election Commission. He also received six months of home confinement, two years' probation and a $10,000 fine.

Judge John Jarvey found Kesari had played more of an active role in arranging and concealing $73,000 in payments to a video production company that were passed on...

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