In testimony, Bob Brady aide punches back at prosecutors

November 27, 2018

File photo shows Ken Smukler, a political strategist for U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, speaking with reporters outside the federal courthouse in Philadelpha on Oct. 25, 2017.

By Staff

In full-throated and often combative court testimony, U.S. Rep. Bob Brady’s top political adviser denied Tuesday that he flouted federal campaign finance laws to win elections and declared government claims to the contrary to be “absurd.”

Ken Smukler balked when asked if he ever believed – as prosecutors have contended – that  $90,000 he helped funnel to a Brady rival in 2012 was an illegal campaign contribution.

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