One Ron Paul Campaign Staffer Convicted, Another Acquitted

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Dimitri Kesari and Jesse Benton (WHO-HD)

Dimitri Kesari and Jesse Benton (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — A federal jury has acquitted one former Ron Paul presidential staffer but convicted another.

According to the Des Moines Register jurors acquitted former Paul campaign chair Jesse Benton of a single count of lying to FBI agents.

Former deputy campaign manager was found guilty of causing a false record.

The charges filed against a third man, John Tate, were dropped earlier this month.

The men were charged in connection with a scheme to pay former Iowa state senator Kent Sorenson thousands to switch his support from Michele Bachmann to Ron Paul during the 2012 presidential election.