Harris pleaded guilty July 10 to conspiring to disguise the source of campaign contributions in federal and local elections, including the 2010 D.C. mayoral campaign. She also admitted taking part in steps to conceal the illegal activities, including the filing of an amended tax return in December as part of an effort to conceal her businesses’ involvement in funding hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign-related expenditures. In addition, she admitted to causing others to destroy a large volume of records from her businesses because they could have revealed the extent of her involvement in the mayoral election.
She entered her plea before U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. No sentencing date was set. Facing up to three years in prison and fines totaling $250,000, Harris agreed to cooperate in a continuing investigation as part of her plea agreement.
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