Babulal Bera, 83, second from left, the father of Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, pleaded guilty Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Sacramento federal court to two felony counts of election fraud involving the finances of his son’s campaign committee. From left, John Vincent, chief of the criminal division of the U.S. attorney’s office; Babulal Bera; interpreter Ed Loya Jr.; Dhaval Brahmbhatt; and U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley. Bera admitted in a plea agreement to Nunley that during his son’s 2010 and 2012 campaigns for Congress, he recruited friends, family members and acquaintances to make contributions to the committee and reimbursed them with his own money.
Babulal Bera, 83, second from left, the father of Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, pleaded guilty Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Sacramento federal court to two felony counts of election fraud involving the finances of his son’s campaign committee. From left, John Vincent, chief of the criminal division of the U.S. attorney’s office; Babulal Bera; interpreter Ed Loya Jr.; Dhaval Brahmbhatt; and U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley. Bera admitted in a plea agreement to Nunley that during his son’s 2010 and 2012 campaigns for Congress, he recruited friends, family members and acquaintances to make contributions to the committee and reimbursed them with his own money. Vicki Behringer Special to The Bee
Babulal Bera, 83, second from left, the father of Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, pleaded guilty Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Sacramento federal court to two felony counts of election fraud involving the finances of his son’s campaign committee. From left, John Vincent, chief of the criminal division of the U.S. attorney’s office; Babulal Bera; interpreter Ed Loya Jr.; Dhaval Brahmbhatt; and U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley. Bera admitted in a plea agreement to Nunley that during his son’s 2010 and 2012 campaigns for Congress, he recruited friends, family members and acquaintances to make contributions to the committee and reimbursed them with his own money. Vicki Behringer Special to The Bee
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