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Ex-top aide to Congressman Fattah pleads guilty

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A political consultant and former chief of staff to Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah has pleaded guilty to federal charges for his role in a pair of campaign finance schemes.

Gregory Naylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI, concealing a felony and falsifying documents.

Court documents say Naylor issued a phony invoice of more than $193,000 to a candidate in the 2007 mayor's race. Court documents don't name the candidate, but Naylor was a top adviser to Fattah's 2007 mayoral bid. The congressman himself has been the subject of a long-running federal investigation.

In the second scheme, federal officials say Naylor plotted with the same elected official to use campaign funds to pay down the college debt of the official's son. Fattah's son, Chaka Fattah Jr., was indicted in early August.

A spokeswoman for the Democratic congressman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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