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Wed Aug 24, 2016, 03:43 AM

Political operative gets probation for role in Chaka Fattah's corruption case

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Political operative gets probation for role in Chaka Fattah's corruption case

Updated: AUGUST 24, 2016 1:08 AM EDT

by Jeff Gammage, Staff Writer

A federal courtroom packed with supporters of political consultant Gregory Naylor erupted in cheers Tuesday as he was sentenced to probation for his role in the corruption case of former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah.

Naylor could have been sent to prison for more than three years after pleading guilty in August 2014 to concealing the misuse of $622,000 in campaign contributions and federal grant funds, and lying about it to the FBI.

Prosecutors, while saying his cooperation with them and testimony against Fattah was pivotal, still wanted him to serve some prison time.

U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III told Naylor that corruption of public officials was "a particularly grave matter," but said he believed Naylor had acted out of "misguided loyalty" to the congressman.

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