Jury convicts candidate's father of breaking federal law

In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, Jerry Lundergan, back, father of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, listens as his attorney, J. Guthrie True, speaks to the media following his first U.S. District Court appearance on campaign finance violations in Lexington, Ky. A monthlong trial neared its conclusion Wednesday for Kentucky Democratic stalwart Jerry Lundergan, who's accused of breaking federal law by funneling corporate contributions to his daughter's failed 2014 U.S. Senate campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A monthlong trial neared its conclusion Wednesday for Kentucky Democratic stalwart Jerry Lundergan, who's accused of breaking federal law by funneling corporate contributions to his daughter's failed 2014 U.S. Senate campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell.

During closing arguments, federal prosecutor Robert Heberle told jurors that Lundergan was involved in a "concerted scheme" to subvert federal election rules to benefit the campaign of Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is Kentucky's secretary of state.

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