The Des Moines Register report that Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty to one count of causing a federal campaign committee to falsely report its expenditures to the FEC and one count of obstruction of justice and faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the first count and 20 years in prison and another $250,000 fine for the second.
The case involves Sorenson's attempt to hide a payment of $73,000 to induce him to defect from Michele Bachmann's campaign to the presidential campaign of Rep. Ron Paul, days before the Iowa Caucuses preceding the 2012 federal elections.
A statement of facts which accompanyied Sorenson's plea agreement reveals that he secretly negotiated with the Ron Paul presidential campaign for months before joining it and received $73,000.
Highlights of Sorenson's curriculum vitae:
- High school dropout; Iowa House Republican website lied about it
- Declared bankruptcy
- Didn't pay IRS
- Busted for his role in delivering illegal drugs
- Defaulted on Geo (!) car payments
- Charged with domestic abuse assault