US lawmaker resigns after conviction of lying about campaign donation from late Abacha Advisor

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US congressman from Nebraska, Jeff Fortenberry, has resigned from office after being found guilty by a California jury of lying about an illegal campaign donation from a foreign national.

It is illegal in the US for foreign nationals to make contributions to campaigns.

Fortenberry was convicted in October of lying to FBI agents on two occasions about his knowledge of an illegal $30,000 contribution to his 2016 re-election campaign from Gilbert Chagoury, a Nigerian billionaire of Lebanese descent.

Chagoury is a Paris-based industrialist and was reportedly once a top advisor to former Nigerian military ruler, Sani Abacha

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