Republican Straw Donor Scandals

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  • Jeff Fortenberry
    Fmr. U.S. Representative [R-NE]
     
     
    10/19/21
    Accepted a $30,200 campaign contribution from Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury through three "straw donors" and then lied to federal authorities after they confronted him about it
    According to charging documents filed by federal authorities
  • Brent Waltz
    Fmr. State Senator [R-IN]
     
     
    9/29/20
    Illegally funneled $40,500 in campaign contributions from an Indiana casino through "straw donors" who were reimbursed through faked consulting fees
    He pled guilty and was sentenced to 10 months in prison
  • Lisa Wilson-Foley
    Fmr. U.S. Rep Candidate [R-CT]
     
     
    3/24/15
    Illegally accepted more than $30k from her husband who used four "straw donors" to conceal that the money came from him
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Ben Suarez
    Conservative Businessman [R]
     
     
    11/14/14
    Illegally used his family, employees and friends as "straw donors" to donate $100k each to two political candidates and later interfered with the criminal case by attempting to influence a government witness
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors