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Ron Paul deputy manager gets prison time for violations

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DES MOINES (AP) -

The third top official of Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign has been sentenced to three months in prison for conspiring to cover up campaign payments to a former Iowa state senator.

Deputy campaign manager Dimitri Kesari was convicted of conspiracy and three charges related to false campaign reporting, the same charges for which a jury convicted the campaign's chairman Jesse Benton and its manager John Tate.

Kesari's attorney, Jesse Binnall says the judge found Kesari played more of a roll in arranging and concealing payments to former Sen. Kent Sorenson, who endorsed Paul six days before the 2012 Iowa caucuses.

Benton and Tate were sentenced Tuesday to two years' probation and six months of home confinement.

The men argued they broke no laws and plan to appeal their convictions.

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