Campaigns & Elections: "Ravneet “Ravi” Singh, a self-proclaimed “campaign guru,” was arrested by the FBI in January 2014 and arraigned in San Diego on charges that he conspired to finance campaigns using money from José Susumo Azano Matsura, a wealthy businessman and Mexican citizen, and falsified records of the spending. (It is illegal for foreign nationals without legal residency in America to donate to U.S. candidates).
"After five and a half days of deliberation, a jury in San Diego on Friday returned the guilty verdict on Singh’s four counts of conspiracy, aiding and abetting campaign donations by a foreign national and two counts of obstruction of justice relating to failing to report those contributions. The charges stemmed from Singh’s work on the 2012 mayoral campaigns of former Rep. Bob Filner (D) and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis (R)."
"Singh faced a trial together with Azano, Azano’s son, Edward Susumo Azano Hester, and San Diego lobbyist Marco Polo Cortes. All defendants were convicted on at least some of the charges except for Cortes, who was acquitted on four counts related to falsifying records. The jury failed to reach a verdict on the rest of the charges against him, according to a release."