Larry Craig http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Federal Election Commission Says Former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig Spent Money Illegally http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/federal-election-commission-says-former-idaho-sen-larry-craig-spent-money-illegally <p>Federal Election Commission lawyers urged a federal judge not to heed U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's contention that regulators are being too hard on him and force him to pay nearly $360,000 in fines and restitution for tapping campaign accounts for his legal defense following his 2007 arrest in an airport bathroom sex sting.</p><p></p><p>The FEC says the Idaho Republican ignored the U.S. Senate's own warnings not to spend the money.</p><p>This battle has gone on more than a year, as the commission seeks to force Craig to repay his campaign.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:43:39 +0000 Associated Press 38728 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Federal Election Commission Says Former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig Spent Money Illegally Idaho's Ex-Senator Larry Craig Wins More Time To Fight FEC http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idahos-ex-senator-larry-craig-wins-more-time-fight-fec <p></p><p>Ex-U.S. Sen. Larry Craig won more time to file court paperwork as he fights federal election regulators who contend he misused campaign funds to defend himself following his 2007 arrest in an airport bathroom sex sting.</p><p>A judge in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., Thursday gave Craig until Nov. 13 to file documents opposing the Federal Election Commission's proposal he be forced to pay $140,000 in fines and return $217,000 to his campaign accounts.</p><p>Previously, Craig's documents were due by Wednesday.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:59:42 +0000 Associated Press 34422 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho's Ex-Senator Larry Craig Wins More Time To Fight FEC FEC Seeks $140K Fine From Former Idaho Senator Larry Craig In Bathroom Case http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/fec-seeks-140k-fine-former-idaho-senator-larry-craig-bathroom-case <p></p><p>Federal election regulators want former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig to pay $140,000 in fines and return more than $216,000 to his campaign, arguing he misused the money to fund his legal defense after his arrest in a 2007 airport bathroom sex sting.</p><p>The Federal Election Commission proposed the penalties earlier this week in filings to U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C.</p><p>In March, Jackson refused to dismiss the FEC&#39;s lawsuit against the Idaho senator alleging he illegally tapped campaign funds.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:59:45 +0000 Associated Press 33412 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org FEC Seeks $140K Fine From Former Idaho Senator Larry Craig In Bathroom Case Suit Over How Larry Craig Paid Legal Bills Heads To Court http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/suit-over-how-larry-craig-paid-legal-bills-heads-court <p>Idaho's former U.S. Senator Larry Craig is back in court this week in a case related to his 2007 arrest for disorderly conduct in an airport men's room. This time, the question is over Craig's use of $200,000 in campaign funds to pay his legal bills. A federal judge hears the case on Wednesday.&nbsp;<br><br>The Federal Election Commission says campaign contributions are only supposed to be used on ordinary expenses incurred on the job. And Craig's arrest by an undercover cop who accused the senator of soliciting sex in a bathroom? The FEC says that counts as personal.<br> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:44:33 +0000 Jessica Robinson 21870 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Suit Over How Larry Craig Paid Legal Bills Heads To Court Off The Record: A Fictional Take On Idaho Senator Craig http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/record-fictional-take-idaho-senator-craig <p>It&rsquo;s a news story that, in Idaho, has become a legend. A conservative senator arrested for soliciting sex with another man in an airport bathroom. In video from C-SPAN from 2007 Idaho Senator Larry Craig apologizes just after the story broke.</p><p>&ldquo;While I was not involved in any inappropriate conduct at the Minneapolis airport or anywhere else, I chose to plead guilty to a lesser charge in hopes of&nbsp;making it go away,&quot; he said. &quot;That was a mistake and I deeply regret it.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:27:22 +0000 Adam Cotterell 3662 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Off The Record: A Fictional Take On Idaho Senator Craig