Does anyone know what happens with the cash ? I know politicians were allowed to take it as personal income once they left politics, but I believe federal law enacted several years barred doing that.

So what happens to it ?

We have a state legislator that has been convicted of no show jobs and bribery. He's looking at 20 years. He just made a request to the court that he be allowed to use some of his $660,000 in unspent campaign funds to pay his legal defense. The judge denied the request. So what happens with that cash since his career in politics is over ?