Dad Arrested Funneling $270G Into Dem Son’s Campaign Gets Out Early

Rep. Ami Bera’s father has been released from federal prison seven weeks before the end of his full sentence of a year and a day.

Babulal Bera was given credit for good behavior, a spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Prisons told The Associated Press, but will still check in with a probation officer for three years.

The elder Bera took helicopter parenting to a whole new level in 2010 and 2012 when he illegally laundered upwards of $225,000 to his son’s losing campaign in 2010 and at least $43,000 to his successful run in 2012.

Ami Bera was not charged, claiming he did not know of his father’s illegal activities when they were brought to light.

Read more at Roll Call.