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The Nation : One Ferraro Inquiry Ends

The Justice Department advised former Democratic vice presidential nominee Geraldine A. Ferraro that it has closed its criminal investigation of her and her husband, John A. Zaccaro, in connection with her congressional financial reports. Although the criminal investigation was closed, questions about Ferraro’s financial filings were referred to the department’s civil division. Federal law provides for a civil penalty of up to $5,000 for “knowingly and willfully” falsifying or failing to file information that individuals are required to report under the statute governing congressional financial disclosure.


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