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Fattah Aide Pleads Guilty To Attempted Fraud Cover Up In Philadelphia Mayor Campaign

Chaka Fattah File Photo (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A long-time aide to Congressman Chaka Fattah has pleaded guilty to attempting to conceal campaign finance fraud on behalf of an unnamed elected official.

Campaign consultant and former Fattah Chief of Staff Gregory Naylor pleaded guilty to three counts — including falsifying invoices to a 2007 Philadelphia mayoral campaign in order to cover up the theft of $193,000 in federal funds and putting the unnamed elected official’s son on his payroll to cover up the use of campaign funds to pay off the son’s student loans.

Both prosecutors and Naylor’s defense attorney declined to comment on the charges, but Naylor worked on congressman Fattah’s run for mayor in 2007 and the congressman’s son has also been charged in a federal indictment.

Repeated attempts to reach Fattah at both his offices by phone and email were unsuccessful.

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