1/ The U.S. Justice Department has just charged Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy with conspiring to act as an unregistered foreign agent

We’ve covered Broidy extensively over the years. Here’s what we know.
2/ It’s not Broidy’s first run-in with the law. Years ago, he was convicted of political corruption.

That didn’t stop Jeff Sessions from seeking his advice on staffing in 2017. (Broidy also made recommendations for other roles across the administration) propub.li/3jIuRir
3/ Yrs ago, Broidy was central to another scandal. He pleaded guilty to bribing NY State pension officials. (Before the plea was finalized, a judge allowed Broidy to change his plea from a felony to a misdemeanor.)

4/ Broidy’s history also didn’t stop others in Trump's orbit from working with him but not disclosing that information.

5/ Here’s our Trump Inc. podcast about how Elliott Broidy went from criminal court to hanging in the Oval Office.

6/ The charges today comes after, more than a year ago, we broke the news that federal prosecutors had raided his office. propub.li/36LHgOU
7/ There is a lot going on, but we are still keeping up with those we’ve investigated in the past. Sign up for our big story newsletter to get more of our stories. go.propublica.org/bigstory-social

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