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"Indicted Pines worker accused of funneling campaign contributions"

A man who worked for the city [of Pembroke Pines, FL] at a senior housing complex was indicted on charges that he funneled $8,000 in illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson through the complex's elderly residents.

Albert Maloof Sr., a property manager at the Pembroke Pines Senior Residence, is accused of convincing several seniors to write $1,000 checks to Nelson's campaign in 1999 and 2000, and reimbursing them in cash.

He was indicted on two counts of aiding false campaign finance reports in March, and faces up to five years in prison.

Maloof pleaded not guilty, and was released on $20,000 bond. His trial is set for July 26 in U.S. District Court. -- Indicted Pines worker accused of funneling campaign contributions (AP via South Florida Sun-Sentinel)