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Trump-backed Republican who ran for Mark Meadows’ old House seat gets probation for campaign finance violation

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2023
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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...

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