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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican businessman who made $600,000 in illegal campaign contributions to candidates in San Diego’s 2012 mayoral race is going to federal prison.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Jose Azano Matsura received a three-year sentence on Friday.

He was convicted on 35 charges of providing illegal money and campaign services to supporters of former Mayor Bob Filner and then-District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Prosecutors say Azano was seeking to buy political influence, including support for a San Diego waterfront development that would have included a yacht marina, hotel and luxury condominiums.