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  2 top Brady aides charged in probe of payoff to 2012 primary rival
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Last EditedRP  Oct 24, 2017 05:15pm
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AuthorJeremy Roebuck, Chris Brennan & Craig R. McCoy
MediaNewspaper - Philadelphia Inquirer
News DateTuesday, October 24, 2017 10:25:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionTwo longtime top political advisers to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady were charged Tuesday by a federal grand jury with taking part in a scheme to disguise a $90,000 payment to a challenger to Brady in the 2012 primary as part of a secret plan to pay the rival to drop out of the race.

Charged were consultant Kenneth Smukler, 57, a gregarious politico and communications specialist; and Donald “D.A.” Jones, 62, a more low-key technocrat who is an expert in get-out-the vote tactics.

The pair are the latest targets in a federal probe that in recent months has netted guilty pleas from the 2012 challenger, former Philadelphia Judge Jimmie Moore, and from Moore’s former campaign manager, Carolyn Cavaness.
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