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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A once high-flying political fundraiser who prosecutors said gave illegal campaign contributions to Joe Biden, Lindsey Graham and a host of other U.S. politicians was sentenced Thursday to 12 years behind bars.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Manafort won’t face mortgage fraud charges in New York after the state’s highest court declined to revisit lower court decisions that barred prosecuting Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman on double jeopardy grounds.

Jurors found La Crosse dentist Frederick G. Kriemelmeyer, 70, guilty Tuesday in federal court in Madison on four counts of tax evasion occurring between 2007 and 2015. Kriemelmeyer was convicted of tax fraud in 2007 and never paid the $135,337 a federal judge ordered him to pay then.

Thomas G. Paine, 64, who was vice president and treasurer for G. W. Paine Inc., which sold produce under the business name of Tree Ripe Citrus Company, failed to file tax returns for tax years 2010 to 2012, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Madison said. Paine also concealed the business' income by making structured cash deposits of less than $10,000 to evade bank reporting requirements. 

Thomas G. Paine, 63, allegedly failed to file corporate tax returns from 2010 through 2012 while he was the vice president and treasurer at G.W. Paine Inc., which sold produce under the name Tree Ripe Citrus Company, according to the Attorney's Office. Paine also attempted to conceal the company's income by structuring cash deposits to avoid reports to the U.S. Treasury, the Attorney's Office said.

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