campaign finance violations

AOC staff departure highlights the problem of corruption in Washington

August 9, 2019

“Saikat Chakrabarti, the chief of staff to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, just resigned. As her top aide, he was also under investigation for campaign finance violations, including the creation of two PACs that seemed to be operating illegally. He is being accused of setting up two companies, where roughly $1 million was funneled, in order to profit and possibly skirt campaign disclosure requirements. This points to one absurdity of the current system: Hefty financial transfers from PACs to private LLCs are not necessarily improper, […]

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Former FEC Chair: $130,000 Payment Not a Violation, Didn’t Help Campaign

April 18, 2018

  AUBURN, AL- As speculation swirls regarding President Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen and the raid that took place on his records, pontification over whether the $130,000 payment he made to Stormy Daniels could be ruled a campaign finance violation has exploded. Most, including us here at Take Back, have expressed concern- though it remains to be seen what kind of damage that would do to the Trump presidency. But one expert, former FEC Chairman Bradley Smith, who served on the […]

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Ex-French President Sarkozy Arrested Over Major Campaign Finance Violations

March 26, 2018

AUBURN, AL- Campaign finance issues are an international problem. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been arrested over allegations that he took £42million in illegal campaign contributions from deceased Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Elected to a single 5-year term in 2007, Sarkozy is alleged to have been in negotiations with the dictator since 2005. The massive sum is disturbing because it came from a foreign government, was directed by an evil tyrant, came through an elaborate scheme including multiple banks […]

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Tennessee Levels Largest Ever Campaign Finance Violation Fine at Former Lawmaker

June 14, 2017

The career of Jeremy Durham, a Republican who once represented Tennessee’s 65th State House district, is now on a very different track than the one it was on just a few short years ago. Once labeled a “rising star,” the former state Young Republicans Chairman and energetic activist, has essentially seen all future political aspirations evaporate in a short amount of time.[1] Instead of rising on to leadership, a path that once seemed available to him, Durham’s arrogance and misconduct […]

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