Documents: Clinton aide sought 'street teams'

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Former secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal court documents say a campaign adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton was personally involved in an off-the-books operation to help the former first lady's 2008 presidential campaign in four states and Puerto Rico.

The court papers say Washington businessman Jeffrey Thompson told prosecutors that Clinton adviser Minyon Moore sought his help in recruiting so-called street teams to help Clinton's campaign during the 2008 primaries. According to the documents, Thompson paid more than $600,000 to a New York marketing executive to fund the street teams and canvassers.

Thompson pleaded guilty Monday to two conspiracy charges. Prosecutors have said they have no evidence that Clinton was aware of the operation.

Moore's firm has said previously that she was cooperating with federal investigators and was unaware of any inappropriate activities.

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