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Resource ID: #26612
Subject: Campaign Finance
Source: WVUE-TV & Times-Picayune
Date: 2014



“Louisiana Purchased” -- the most comprehensive investigation into the big business of the state's campaign financing in the history of Louisiana -- exposed illegal activities, questionable practices and toothless ethics enforcement, and as a direct result of the series, politicians admitted they broke the law and many made restitution, legislators changed state laws, a local district attorney stepped down after three decades in office, and both state and federal agencies launched separate investigations.

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