If this was not such a clear picture of graft at the national level then it would be funny. This reaches into the office of the lead senator of the US Senate. $130,000 is not chump change and there is a term in campaign financing called bundlers. They are recognized and rewarded for their efforts.
What bundlers do is offer deniability on behalf of the elected official. They also take the hit for any violations of campaign laws. Reid Supporter Whittemore Gets 2 Years in Campaign Cash Case