Former Sen. Martha McSally’s ex-deputy campaign manager Anthony Barry has pleaded guilty to stealing $115,000 from her failed 2020 campaign to finish out John McCain’s term after he died while in office.
Barry faces up to five years in prison for the theft, which was deposited into a private bank account in 2018 and 2019 over and above his normal salary of $8,000 to $9,000 a month.
McSally thanked the FBI for bringing the case to a conclusion: “Martha McSally appreciates the FBI’s efforts to resolve this case,” former campaign manager Dylan Lefler said on her behalf.
Her campaign had alerted the agency two years ago when it began to suspect that Barry was stealing from it.
Barry will be sentenced for the crimy in July.
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