AAA  Sep. 14, 2017 1:20 PM ET
Lawyer: Challenger to admit payment from US rep's campaign
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In this Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 photo, U.S. Rep. Robert Brady speaks at a news conference in Philadelphia. A lawyer for former Philadelphia judge Jimmie Moore, who ran against Brady in 2012, says his client will plead guilty to concealing a $90,000 payment from the incumbent's campaign made in exchange for him dropping out of the race. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(AP) — A lawyer says a onetime challenger to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady will plead guilty to hiding a $90,000 payment from the powerful Philadelphia Democrat's campaign in exchange for dropping out of the 2012 primary.

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday in court documents that former city judge Jimmie Moore had met with Brady to discuss the arrangement and that they "agreed and understood" that the payment would be disguised.

Brady has not been charged with a crime, though prosecutors have alleged he tried to influence a witness. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Moore's attorney said Thursday that his client will admit filing a false campaign finance report. Moore stepped down from the bench this week.

Brady has run the Democratic Party machine in Philadelphia for three decades. He entered Congress in 1998.

Associated Press
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