Trump-backed Republican who ran for Mark Meadows’ old House seat gets probation for campaign finance violation
A conservative candidate who unsuccessfully ran for Mark Meadows’ former House seat in North Carolina in 2020 and was endorsed by then-President Donald Trump was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation for violating federal campaign law.
Lynda Bennett, a North Carolina real estate agent, pleaded guilty in March to one count of “accepting contributions in the name of another,” according to court documents. Bennett was also ordered to pay a $7,500 fine as part of her sentence.
During the sentencing hearing Tuesday, Justice Department prosecutor Ryan Crosswell told the court...