Is it typical for someone to be arrested over $20k violation of campaign finance laws?
A US citizen was recently arrested, the charges being over illegally donating $20,000 to a Senate campaign (note that the campaign finance limit is $2,700 as per FEC)
He/his defense asserted that the prosecution was politically motivated.
Obviously, there's no direct evidence to either confirm or deny the motivation, absent some future leaks.
However, one thing that could lend credence to either side of the argument, is whether it's typical for someone to be prosecuted and arrested, over donating (not accepting) the amount being discussed ($20,000), absent other things involved like bribery/corruption (which was not alleged in this case).
How typical is it for someone to be arrested over $20k violation of campaign finance laws?
I'm looking for an answer that either shows some statistics that similar sized violations did/didn't result in prosecution and especially arrest; or specific statements by justice officials speaking about the topic in general