Republican Straw Donor Scandals

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  • Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE]
    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
    19 Oct 2021
    According to charging documents filed by federal authorities
  • State Sen. Brent Waltz [R-IN]
    illegally funneled $40,500 in campaign contributions from an Indiana casino through "straw donors" who were reimbursed through faked consulting fees
    29 Sep 2020
    He pled guilty and was sentenced to 10 months in prison
  • Lisa Wilson-Foley [2012 CT GOP Rep. Candidate]
    illegally accepted more than $30k from her husband who used four "straw donors" to conceal that the money came from him
    24 Mar 2015
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Ben Suarez [Conservative Businessman]
    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
    14 Nov 2014
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors