Ken Smukler, Congressman Bob Brady’s (D-Philadelphia) longtime political strategist, is to be indicted on charges related to payments between Brady’s 2012 campaign to a challenger to get them out of the race, according to the Inquirer.
The Inquirer reports that four sources have confirmed to them that Smukler will be indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday.
From the Inquirer:
Prosecutors have not signaled whether Brady, one of the city’s most powerful Democrats, might face charges himself. But the case against Smukler moves their investigation from one primarily focused on the failure of Brady’s campaign rival — former Municipal Court Judge Jimmie Moore — to accurately report the source of the $90,000 on his campaign finance filings to a probe of a larger alleged conspiracy to hide that information directed in part by members of Brady’s camp.
Smukler declined requests for comment Tuesday morning. It was not immediately clear what charges he would face.