Louisiana Purchased

Number 26612
Subject Campaign Finance
Source WVUE-TV & NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune
State
Year 2014
Publication Date 1/31, 2/9, 2/14, 2/18, 3/14, 3/16 3/28, 4/2, 4/30, 5/2, 5/4, 5/7, 5/9, 5/11, 5/16, 5/18, 5/21, 5/23, 5/29, 6/5, 6/6, 6/8, 6/13, 7/11, 7/16, 7/18, 8/1, 8/3, 8/14, 8/15, 11/7, 11/2
Summary “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.
Category Contest Entry
Pages
Keywords Louisiana; illegal; candidates; investigation; agencies
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