Republican Financial Crimes Scandals List

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Displaying 1 - 100 of 118 Scandals
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  • Illegally claimed $168 million in business losses on his Chicago property by using dubious accounting tactics to write off his massive losses on the project on both his 2008 and then again on his 2010 tax returns
    11 May 2024
    According to an exclusive joint report by The New York Times and Pro Publica
  • County Commissioner John Novello [R-NY]
    Stole over $59k from a local Republican committee and spent it on personal expenses including mortgage payments, wine trips, luxury candies and everyday expenses like groceries
    14 Feb 2024
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • School Board Member Keri Blair [R-TN]
    Stole a total of $728.61 worth of items from a local Target during seven visits over a 26-day period by not scanning some of the more expensive items in her cart at the self-checkout line
    12 Jan 2024
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Rep. Mike Garcia [R-CA]
    Secretly sold up to $50,000 of Boeing shares mere days before a House committee he was on released a highly critical report about the company and then failed to disclose the sale for more than two months and only reported it after he won reelection in a rrace he won by a mere 333 votes
    13 Dec 2023
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Bought luxury clothing, erotic adult content online, luxury skin care products, meals and paid off personal debts with more than $50,000 in campaign contributions he told donors would be used to support his bid for Congress
    16 Nov 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • State Rep. Joe Harding [R-FL]
    Illegally obtained over $45,000 in Small Business Covid-Relief Funds out of $150,000 he applied for by claiming that dormant companies he owned with no employees actually had 6 employees and revenue of $800k and then lied to federal agents when they questioned him about it
    20 Oct 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors
  • Omar Navarro [2016 GOP CA Rep. Nominee]
    Funneled at least $107,885 worth of campaign contributions into his personal accounts which he used to fund trips to Las Vegas, Napa Valley and other locations by creating a sham charity called the “United Latino Foundation” and enlisting his mother and close friend to help him transfer the money
    27 Sep 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Defrauded banks in New York by vastly overinflating the value of his assets by as much as $3.6 billion dollars in order to obtain more favorable loan terms in a scheme a judge overseeing his case described as "persistent and repeated fraud" and was ordered to pay a $355 million fine and prohibited from conducting business in New York state for three years
    26 Sep 2023
    According to a final ruling issued by the judge overseeing the case
  • Mayor Paul Kennedy [R-NJ]
    Stole $9,657 in proceeds from an online auction of old government-owned vehicles
    22 Sep 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Rep. Steve Buyer [R-IN]
    Illegally profited more than $223,000 by acting on insider information to purchase shares of Navigant Consulting stock shortly before it was acquired by another consulting firm
    19 Sep 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Rep. Steve Buyer [R-IN]
    Illegally made more than $126,000 in profit after receiving confidential information about T-Mobile's intention to acquire Sprint from a T-Mobile executive at a golf outing
    19 Sep 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Commissioner Eric Ulrich [R-NY]
    Accepted over $150,000 in cash and gifts including premium NY Mets season tickets, a discounted beachfront apartment, a bespoke suit and a one-of-a-kind painting by an apprentice of Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí in exchange for helping his co-conspirators gain special access to top officials to get a leg up on various pet projects of theirs
    13 Sep 2023
    According to charging documents filed by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg
  • Aide Sam Miele
    Impersonated a top aide to then Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in fundraising emails that tricked more than a dozen donors into giving money to George Santos's political campaign and received a 15% commission on each contribution
    16 Aug 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • State Sen. Brian Kelsey [R-TN]
    Illegally transferred $91,000 from his political campaign and a nonprofit organization to an authorized federal campaign committee supporting his candidacy using money not subject to reporting regulations to help his 2016 bid for US Congress and then hid the transactions from the FEC
    11 Aug 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • NYPD Union President Ed Mullins
    Stole roughly $1 million from a NYC police officers union by filing falsified expense reports for personal items including lavish meals and luxury clothing and over-inflating the amount he should be reimbursed for countless other expenses for over four years to such a degree that prosecutors described it as a "personal piggy bank" and then lied to federal officials when they confronted him
    03 Aug 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Sheriff Scott Jenkins [R-VA]
    Accepted cash bribes totaling $72,500 to circumvent concealed carry gun laws by giving people fake deputy credentials that allowed them to carry a concealed weapon in any state without a permit
    29 Jun 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • State House Speaker Larry Householder [R-OH]
    Masterminded a bribery scheme that saw him illegally raking in a whopping $60 million from a state nuclear energy company that in turn was given a $1.3 billion taxpayer bailout for two struggling nuclear power plants it operated
    29 Jun 2023
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Nate Paul [Conservative Businessman]
    Lied to financial institutions on multiple loan applications by vastly overstating his assets -- by nearly $18 million on just one application alone -- and grossly underreporting his liabilities by millions of dollars which led to him being approved for loans totaling $172 million that he otherwise wouldn't have been granted
    09 Jun 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Violated federal law by asserting he had upwards of $5 million in assets that didn't actually exist on financial disclosure forms he submitted during his 2022 run for Congress which makes you wonder why someone would falsely report having assets that didn't actually exist
    10 May 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Illegally received over $24,000 in COVID unemployment benefits from New York while he was still employed making a $120,000 salary at his job in Florida and then later hypocritically signed on as a top cosigner of a House bill meant to recover these ill-gotten funds
    10 May 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Herschel Walker [2022 GOP GA Senator Nominee]
    Defrauded a donor who gave him $535,200 to use on his campaign which he diverted to his personal business accounts instead and broke campaign finance laws by not disclosing it in a scheme multiple campaign finance experts called “unprecedented,” “stunning,” and “jaw-dropping”
    03 May 2023
    According to an exclusive investigative report by The Daily Beast
  • State Rep. Will Dismukes [R-AL]
    Stole $32,000 from the Veterans Administration Hospital in Montgomery, $4,800 from a local Alabama city hall and more than $2,500 worth of flooring materials and construction materials from his previous employer over a yearslong period
    14 Apr 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • State Rep. Rick Johnson [R-MI]
    Accepted $110,200 in cash and other bribes including thousands of dollars' worth of sex with a prostitute and chartered flights from a businessman and two lobbyists in exchange for approving their medical marijuana business licenses during his time as chair of Michigan's marijuana licensing board
    06 Apr 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors
  • John Couch [2022 IN GOP Mayor Candidate]
    Loaded his truck with stolen large scrap metal objects including an air conditioner, furnace and water heater (the latter of which a police officer caught him loading into his truck) from the dumpster area of a heating and cooling company which had signs posted in multiple areas explicitly warning people against taking anything
    05 Apr 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Allegedly paid an accomplice $100 per day to illegally tamper with ATM machines in order to sell customer credit and debit card data online
    09 Mar 2023
    According to a sworn affidavit submitted to the FBI and Secret Service by alleged accomplice Gustavo Ribeiro Trelha
  • Robert Otterstatter [2020 NY GOP City Council Member Candidate]
    Stole over $600 worth of groceries by not scanning items in the self-checkout on three separate occasions
    23 Feb 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • County Commissioner Robert Czernek [R-IL]
    Accepted over $280k in kickbacks from a local excavation company in exchange for approving over $700k in invoices for purported road work they never performed over an eight-year period
    14 Feb 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Purchased four golden retriever puppies from an Amish breeder with fraudulent checks that later bounced and left the owner of the puppies out of nearly $5,000 in lost income
    09 Feb 2023
    According to a complaint filed by the owner that was later dismissed when he paid him back
  • State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson [R-AR]
    Illegally spent over $100,000 in campaign contributions on personal expenses and then tried to cover it up by filing numerous false tax returns
    03 Feb 2023
    He pleaded guilty to tax and wire fraud and was sentenced to 46 months in prison and ordered to pay over $350,000 in fines
  • Pocketed $3,000 from a GoFundMe fundraiser meant to save a homeless veteran's dying service dog who later died
    17 Jan 2023
    According to an investigative report by Patch.com
  • Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
    Cashed in between $628,000 and $1.72 million in stocks from companies seen as vulnerable to the burgeoning COVID-19 outbreak over a series of 33 separate transactions after receiving confidential briefings as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee
    06 Jan 2023
    According to financial disclosures reported on by the media
  • Collected $50 per person at a fundraiser he hosted for animal rescue charity Friends of Pets United that did not appear to exist which makes you wonder where that money went
    19 Dec 2022
    According to an investigative report by The New York Times
  • Stole a checkbook from a dying man his mother was caring for and used the stolen checks to purchase clothing and shoes while living in Brazil
    19 Dec 2022
    According to police in Brazil who said he confessed to the crime before leaving for the USA to elude authorities
  • Danny Rampey [2022 GOP GA State Rep. Nominee]
    Stole prescription drugs from senior citizens residing in an assisted living community he managed by entering their apartments when they were not home and was caught in the act by police who had been tipped off by residents who reported their missing prescriptions to the authorities
    16 Dec 2022
    According to charging documents filed by the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office
  • Herschel Walker [2022 GOP GA Senator Nominee]
    Claimed a $1,500 homestead tax exemption meant for people who claim Texas their "principal residence" while he was running for a Senate seat in Georgia at the exact same time
    23 Nov 2022
    According to publicly available tax documents obtained by CNN
  • Sheriff Laurie Smith [R-CA]
    Raked in thousands of dollars in illegal campaign donations and accepted gifts including a suite at an NHL game from wealthy donors in exchange for special treatment helping them obtain concealed weapons permits that her office was in charge of approving
    03 Nov 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Steve Bannon [Fmr. Trump Chief Strategist]
    Stole $1 million in donations from a "We Build the Wall" GoFundMe campaign using fake invoices and accounts
    08 Sep 2022
    According to charging documents filed by the Manhattan District Attorney's office
  • Project Veritas
    Purchased a diary stolen from Joe Biden's granddaughter for $40,000 and soon after leaked it to a reporter at another rightwing outlet who posted the private material days before the 2020 Presidential election
    07 Sep 2022
    According to court records reported by The Intercept
  • Cade Cothren [Chief of Staff]
    Created a fictitious consulting company along with state reps. Glen Casada and Robin Smith where they charged taxpayers $51,947 for official mailing services and hid his involvement in the scheme by submitting fake invoices to state officials and also paid Casada and Smith a bribe in exchange for their help in securing government approval for the fake consulting company to operate as an official state vendor
    23 Aug 2022
    According to charging documents filed in federal court
  • State Rep. Glen Casada [R-TN]
    Created a fictitious consulting company along with state rep. Robin Smith and his chief of staff where they charged taxpayers $51,947 for official mailing services and hid his involvement in the scheme by submitting fake invoices to state officials and also accepted bribes from his chief of staff in exchange for his help in securing government approval for the fake consulting company to operate as an official state vendor
    23 Aug 2022
    According to charging documents filed in federal court
  • State Rep. Richard Impallaria [R-MD]
    Illegally spent $92,800 in taxpayer funds over ten years for rent on two cottages that were well outside his district (one for living and the other for personal storage) and hid it by falsely declaring the storage area as his district office in which he billed the state double the rent in a scheme that also helped his legislative aide's relatives who owned both cottages
    27 Jul 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • State Sen. Dean Tran [R-MA]
    Forced his way into an elderly woman's house and stole her late husband's handgun as she hid in the bedroom
    01 Jul 2022
    According to an indictment announced by the Massachusetts Attorney General
  • County Commissioner Mark Thompson [R-MO]
    Entered private property without permission and stole a lawn sign that belonged to a political opponent of his while driving in a truck owned by county taxpayers mere months after being caught on video stealing the same opponent's sign from the parking lot of a private business
    29 Jun 2022
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Commissioner John Oxendine [R-GA]
    Raked in over $600,000 in kickbacks from a health insurance fraud scheme that charged providers with over $2.5 million worth of unnecessary tests that were ordered from doctors and conducted by a pharmaceutical company who were all involved in the conspiracy
    20 May 2022
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors
  • Commissioner John Oxendine [R-GA]
    Spent roughly $100,000 in campaign donations on personal expenses that included a down payment on a home, luxury cars and childcare expenses
    12 May 2022
    According to a complaint filed by the Georgia Ethics Commission which he settled by agreeing to forfeit $128,000 dollars left in his campaign account without admitting any guilt
  • Rep. Madison Cawthorn [R-NC]
    Promoted a new cryptocurrency he had secret information on one day before it was released to the public without disclosing his investment as required by law
    26 Apr 2022
    The House Ethics Committee ordered Cawthorn to pay $14,237.49 to charity after their investigation concluded he acted improperly
  • GOP County Chair Nathan Tabor [R-NC]
    Stole valuable parts from vehicles that belonged to a local church, Habitat for Humanity and at least two residences before getting caught by the police
    20 Apr 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Mayor Paul Kennedy [R-NJ]
    Stole an unknown amount from parking meters that was supposed to be deposited into a government bank account and sold government office furniture through a social media account with the intention of keeping the money he made from the sale
    18 Mar 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • James Harris [2022 TX GOP Rep. Candidate]
    Stole a trailer's worth of his competitor's campaign signs and was caught red-handed by two of them who witnessed it
    10 Mar 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • David Schamens [Trump PAC Exec]
    Defrauded 25+ people out of $6.8 million through a Ponzi scheme they thought was being invested on their behalf but was used to fund his lavish lifestyle instead
    08 Mar 2022
    According to charging documents filed by federal authorities
  • State Rep. Robin Smith [R-TN]
    Accepted an illegal $24,000 bribe in exchange for pressuring other state lawmakers to contract with a fake consulting company the state speaker of the house secretly created
    07 Mar 2022
    She pled guilty to wire fraud and agreed to become a cooperating witness for the prosecution
  • City Council Member Victor Barbosa [R-FL]
    Didn't scan an item at two separate self-checkout registers at a local Walmart and claimed it was done "inadvertently" when confronted by store security, but presumably from guilt later resigned from his city council position
    04 Mar 2022
    According to a report by The Daytona beach News-Journal
  • County Commissioner John Novello [R-NY]
    Tricked a financial lender into giving him a $1 million loan to purchase and renovate a family home which he falsely represented as an investment property through a fake company
    27 Jan 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • GOP County Chair Nathan Tabor [R-NC]
    Stole a $6,000 golf cart with the help of an accomplice and then sold it to him for $1,000
    04 Dec 2021
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Roy McGrath [Chief of Staff]
    Engineered an illegal $233,647 taxpayer funded payment to himself from the Maryland Environmental Service by lying that then Maryland Governor Larry Hogan approved it as his severance
    05 Oct 2021
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors
  • State Rep. Michael Capps [R-KS]
    Illegally took $355,550 in state and federal COVID relief by falsely claiming the money would go to pay nonexistent employee's salaries
    Sep 2021
    According to charging documents by federal prosecutors
  • CFO Allen Weisselberg [R-NY]
    Unlawfully evaded paying almost $2 million in taxes over a sixteen-year period on items including rent, luxury cars and private school tuition for his grandchildren
    May 2021
    He pled guilty to all charges and testified against the Trump Organization before being sentenced to five months in jail
  • Roger Stone
    Failed to pay roughly $400,000 in taxes and penalties he owed on his 2017 tax bill
    16 Apr 2021
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by federal officials
  • Roger Stone
    Illegally sheltered hundreds of thousands of dollars in a trust and a company he owned in order to avoid paying $205,410 in back taxes he and his wife owed to the IRS
    16 Apr 2021
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by federal officials
  • Tax Collector Joel Greenberg [R-FL]
    Embezzled $400k in taxpayer money by using a government issued credit card on personal purchases including cryptocurrency and professional sports memorabilia
    31 Mar 2021
    He pled guilty to a larger package of charges and then cooperated with federal authorities on a larger sex-trafficking investigation
  • TX Attorney General Ken Paxton [R]
    Accepted thousands of dollars' worth of home remodeling and repairs in addition to securing employment for a woman he was having an affair with from wealthy real estate developer Nate Paul in exchange for investigating Paul's business adversaries and helping him settle a lawsuit in his favor
    11 Feb 2021
    According to an official complaint filed by seven of Paxton's top aides
  • State Sen. Sam McCann [R-IL]
    Spent over $200,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses including his mortgage and cars
    03 Feb 2021
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors
  • State Rep. Tricia Derges [R-MO]
    Raked in $191,815 by selling fake stem-cell treatments to unsuspecting patients she told would help combat COVID-19, but in reality all she administered was amniotic fluid that had no known medical benefits
    01 Feb 2021
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Proud Boys Chair Enrique Tarrio
    Stole and burned Black Lives Matter banners from prominent D.C. churches
    12 Dec 2020
    He pled guilty to destruction of property and being in possession of a large-capacity firearm and was sentenced to five months in jail
  • Jack Brewer [Conservative Athlete]
    Illegally raked in a $35k profit after selling 100,000 shares of "penny stock" COPsync after receiving confidential information that it was about to crash
    25 Aug 2020
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Greg Lindberg [Conservative Businessman]
    Gave $1.5 million dollars in bribes to a North Carolina Insurance Commissioner in exchange for favorable treatment of his insurance company by state regulators and the firing of the deputy insurance commissioner
    19 Aug 2020
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors
  • Operative Paul Erickson
    Stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from victims including his own god mother, family members, friends and former classmates by convincing them to invest in various schemes he concocted that promised massive returns, but instead kept the money for himself
    06 Jul 2020
    He was sentenced to seven years in federal prison but served only 8 months after Trump pardoned him
  • Tax Collector Joel Greenberg [R-FL]
    Received over $400k in federal COVID relief by falsely claiming two defunct businesses were still operational
    23 Jun 2020
    According to charging documents by federal authorities
  • Tax Collector Shirley Sosebee [R-GA]
    Forged her own brother's signature on a land deed in an attempt to transfer the title to her family without having to pay for the property
    17 Mar 2020
    According to charging documents filed by state officials
  • City Council Member Mitchell Englander [R-CA]
    Accepted bribes during a lavish trip to Las Vegas which included $10k in cash, a free room, sex with an escort and a nearly $35,000 tab at a night club in exchange for directing major development projects to a prominent businessman in Los Angeles
    09 Mar 2020
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • GOP County Chair George Gilmore [R-NJ]
    Cashed out over $570,000 from a $1.5 million mortgage loan he was able to refinance by lying to his bank about outstanding tax liabilities and illegally diverted his employees' payroll taxes to his personal accounts in order to maintain a lavish lifestyle and pay down his own tax obligations
    22 Feb 2020
    He was found guilty and sentenced to one year in federal prison but was pardoned by Trump before he began serving his sentence
  • Kate Gibbs [2020 NJ GOP Rep. Candidate]
    Hid $80 worth of clothes in a shopping bag and left a Kohl's department store without paying which resulted in her getting banned from the store and having to pay a $280 fine
    15 Feb 2020
    According to an exclusive report by the Burlington County Times
  • City Council Member Edward Ambrosino [R-NY]
    Stole more than $800,000 in legal fees owed to his law firm by transferring the money to his personal account and then didn't pay the $254,628 tax bill that would have been due had the money been acquired legally
    15 Nov 2019
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Mayor Anthony Silva [R-CA]
    Embezzled $2.7 million from a local Boys and Girls Club over a four-year period and also used the organization's credit card for personal trips to the Philippines and Lake Tahoe, hotels, retail purchases and membership to dating website filipinocupid.com
    21 Oct 2019
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Operative McCrae Dowless [R-NC]
    Illegally collected Social Security Disability and retirement benefits from the government by neglecting to inform them about the more than $132,000 he earned working on political campaigns which would have drastically reduced the number of benefits he would have been eligible for
    30 Jul 2019
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Danielle Stella [2020 GOP MN Rep. Nominee]
    Stole an eye-popping 279 items totaling $2,327.97 from a Target store and $40 worth of cat food from a local grocery store mere months apart from each other
    26 Jul 2019
    According to a charging documents filed by local police
  • State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson [R-AR]
    Accepted cash bribes totaling over $150,000 from the co-owner of orthodontic clinics in exchange for his efforts to help overturn a dental practices law he didn't like
    25 Jun 2019
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • North Carolina GOP Chair Robin Hayes
    Tried to bribe the NC state insurance commissioner with a $1.5 million donation to his reelection bid and another $250k donation from the NC Republican party in exchange for favorable treatment for a business associate friend of his and then lied to the FBI when they confronted him
    02 Apr 2019
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Illegally paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money to keep her from going public about an extramarital affair they had by directing his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to pay her off and agreeing to reimburse him in monthly installments one month before the 2016 election in violation of campaign-finance laws
    09 Nov 2018
    According to an exclusive report by The Wall Street Journal
  • State Rep. Jim Harrison [R-SC]
    Accepted over $900,000 from a well-connected political consultant in exchange for acting in his client's interests in secret by not disclosing the true source of the funds as required by state law and later lied to a grand jury about it in an attempt to cover it up
    26 Oct 2018
    He was found guilty and sentenced to eighteen months in prison
  • Mayor Anthony Silva [R-CA]
    Embezzled $46,500 including $27,500 from the city of Stockton, CA with the help of his executive assistant
    04 Oct 2018
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY]
    Illegally gave insider information to his son and others to help them avoid more than $700k in losses by selling their stock in a biotech company before news of a multiple sclerosis drug trial failing FDA authorization went public causing the stock to drop 90%
    08 Aug 2018
    He pled guilty to insider trading and was sentenced to 26 months in federal prison before Donald Trump pardoned him only two months into his sentence
  • Justice Allen Loughry [R-WV]
    Used a government-issued credit card for personal expenses including gasoline, claimed mileage for trips that he used a government-owned vehicle for, pressured a witness to lie to federal investigators and lied to investigators himself
    20 Jun 2018
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • State Rep. Sandra Pihos [R-IL]
    Stole nearly $600 worth of clothes from a local department store and returned later that same day to try and return the stolen items for cash or store credit
    05 Jun 2018
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • State Sen. John Courson [R-SC]
    Stole $159k from his election campaign and spent it on personal expenses by routing funds through a political consulting firm that in turn paid him over a series of transactions
    04 Jun 2018
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • State Rep. Jon Stanard [R-UT]
    Hired a prostitute on two separate occasions and took her to a hotel room he used taxpayer dollars to pay for while also being a married father of three who voted for stricter solicitation laws shortly before getting caught
    09 Feb 2018
    According to an investigative report by the Daily Mail
  • State Sen. Jake Files [R-AR]
    Pocketed $46,500 in state grants designated for community upgrades by manipulating the bidding process to award his company a contract for work that was never done
    29 Jan 2018
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • State Rep. Rick Quinn Jr. [R-SC]
    Accepted over $4 million from lobbyists working on behalf of his father's consulting firm and then advocated on their behalf for legislation that would benefit them
    Dec 2017
    According to charing documents filed by state officials
  • Don Leeman [2020 NH GOP State Rep. Candidate]
    Voted in a district he no longer resided in and later unsuccessfully tried to bribe a local Housing Authority employee into falsifying a letter to election officials that attested he had only temporarily moved out of the district in exchange for a donation to the county Housing Authority
    03 May 2017
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Gov. Robert Bentley [R-AL]
    Ordered the head of state police Paul Collier to "be prepared to arrest" his wife's chief of staff Heather Hannah in order to prevent her from going public with details of an affair he had with a senior political adviser
    10 Apr 2017
    According to an investigative report by AL.com
  • Gov. Robert Bentley [R-AL]
    Ordered head of the state police Paul Collier to track down a secret recording of him speaking with a woman he was having an extramarital affair with so he could presumably have the recording destroyed
    10 Apr 2017
    According to an investigative report by AL.com
  • Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX]
    Illegally spent $1.25 million dollars in funds meant for charity on campaign and personal expenses including hot air balloon rides and a new dishwasher
    16 Mar 2017
    He was convicted on 23 felony counts and sentenced to ten years in prison and a $1 million fine
  • State Sen. Jon Woods [R-AR]
    Directed roughly $600,000 in taxpayer money to a Christian college and another non-profit organization in exchange for a large financial payoff that was facilitated through a third-party consulting company who concealed the bribes
    01 Mar 2017
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • State Rep. Micah Neal [R-AR]
    Received a $38k bribe to funnel $600k in government funds to a private evangelical Christian college and another non-profit organization
    05 Jan 2017
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Violated campaign-finance laws by paying former Playboy Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal $150,000 in hush money to keep her from going public about an extramarital affair they had by orchestrating a convoluted payment scheme involving his lawyer Michael Cohen and the tabloid National Enquirer a week and a half before the 2016 election
    04 Nov 2016
    According to an exclusive report by The Wall Street Journal
  • Mayor David Husk [R-NJ]
    Modified his timecards so he could get paid for hours he didn't actually work on at least five separate occasions before he was caught by his employer and reported to the police
    03 Nov 2016
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • State Rep. Curry Todd [R-TN]
    Was videotaped stealing his GOP primary opponent's lawn signs in two separate locations in broad daylight after his rival campaign staked them out after many of their signs went missing presumably because numbnuts here stole them
    04 Aug 2016
    According to an arrest report by the local police
  • Mayor Drew Hastings [R-OH]
    Listed a fake address on his declaration of candidacy forms and illegally claimed a city refund of $500 on a vacant building he owned and altered official documents related to the refund
    12 Jul 2016
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA]
    Stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign to spend on everyday personal expenses like family vacations, private school tuition and jewelry so he could live the opulent lifestyle his taxpayer funded salary didn't provide
    Apr 2016
    He pleaded guilty to using campaign funds for private use and was sentenced to eleven months in prison, but was pardoned by Donald Trump before his sentence began
  • Mayor Reford Thebold [R-CO]
    Stole candy bars and a map from sporting goods store Cabella's
    08 Jan 2016
    He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 8 hours of community service and ordered to attend a shoplifting counseling class