This article was updated at 2021-10-19 22:06.
Republican Representative, Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska has been indicted on one count of scheming to falsify and conceal material facts and two counts of making false statements to federal investigators investigating illegal contributions to his 2016 campaign.
The indictment was announced by the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California via Twitter.
Fortenberry has denied the accusations.
The indictment comes as a result of an FBI investigation into $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions funneled to Fortenberry through California politicians by a Nigerian billionaire between 2012 and 2016.
This is a breaking story. A full announcement by the US Attorney’s Office is pending.
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