Republicans Caught Making Illegal False Statements

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Displaying 23 Scandals
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  • NYPD Union President Ed Mullins
    Stole nearly $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
    04 Aug 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Walt Nauta [Trump "Bodyman"]
    Hid boxes filled with classified and highly sensitive government documents after his boss Donald Trump was subpoenaed for them which were later found when the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, and then he lied to federal agents when they questioned him about it
    09 Jun 2023
    According to charging documents filed by Special Counsel Jack Smith
  • Nate Paul [Conservative Businessman]
    Lied to a judge under oath about financial transfers he made in violation of a previous court order which resulted in a judge sentencing him to 10 days in jail and fining him $181,760
    04 Mar 2023
    According to a ruling by the judge presiding over his criminal case
  • Lied to a judge about working for Goldman Sachs during a bail hearing for a friend who was accused of fraud
    24 Feb 2023
    According to court documents obtained by Politico
  • Commissioner Julianna Strout [R-FL]
    Falsely asserted she was a paralegal to federal authorities so she could enter an immigration detention facility her romantic partner was being held at
    27 Oct 2022
    She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service and probation
  • Sheriff Donald Jones [R-KY]
    Routinely communicated with a potential witness in a criminal case in the county he oversaw then "knowingly made a false statement" to try to coverup his actions after he was confronted by officials
    10 Aug 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • Paul Manni [2020 GOP MI City Council Member Nominee]
    Forged signatures on at least nine absentee voter applications for people who were unaware he was submitting the request and lied to the county clerk by attesting he had permission to deliver the applications
    09 Aug 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • Ryan White [2022 MD GOP Sen. Candidate]
    Filed a false police report erroneously claiming that a young child was being forced to perform sex acts on male customers at an adult bookstore he worked at which resulted in police using up valuable resources and time to investigate his accusation
    20 Jul 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE]
    Illegally accepted a $30,200 campaign contribution from Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury through three "straw donors" then lied to federal authorities after they confronted him about it
    19 Oct 2021
    According to charging documents filed by federal authorities
  • Ivan Gonzalez [2020 MD GOP Mayor Candidate]
    Falsely asserted he lived in the city of Baltimore on his official candidacy paperwork when he actually lived in the suburbs and was therefore ineligible to run for office in the city
    20 Aug 2021
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • City Council Member Mitchell Englander [R-CA]
    Schemed to cover up evidence of his acceptance of bribes by lying to federal authorities who confronted him and "counseled" his coconspirator how to mislead federal investigators on multiple occasions without knowing that he was working as a cooperating witness
    25 Jan 2021
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • GOP Consultant Richard Quinn
    Repeatedly lied under oath to the grand jury investigating a wide-ranging State House corruption scandal that involved his own son in an act that violated a plea agreement he made with state prosecutors to truthfully testify before the group
    18 Apr 2019
    According to a grand jury indictment
  • 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 who demanded the removal of an insurance regulator who oversaw his companies then lied to the FBI when they confronted him
    02 Apr 2019
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • 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 then 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
  • State Rep. Adam Thomas [R-KS]
    Lied on an official document by attesting that a campaign donor's home he and his family were temporarily residing in was his official address which allowed him to run for a state congressional district that he otherwise wouldn't have been able to since his permanent address was outside district lines
    06 Sep 2018
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • 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
  • Aide Jesse Benton
    Illegally paid Iowa state senator Kent Sorenson $73,000 to switch his 2016 Presidential candidate endorsement from Michelle Bachmann to Ron Paul and then falsified campaign reports to cover it up
    05 May 2016
    According to a federal jury who convicted him
  • State Rep. Thad Viers [R-SC]
    Conspired with a business executive to hide $524,000 in assets owed to an insurance company that was left on the hook for a $6 million contract the executive failed to fulfill and then intentionally lied to an IRS investigator when questioned
    20 Oct 2015
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Federal Judge Mark Fuller [R]
    Repeatedly lied under oath and made false statements to the chief judge of a federal court by falsely claiming her had never hit, kicked, or punched his ex-wife when in fact he had done all three on multiple occasions
    05 Sep 2015
    According to a report conducted by federal officials submitted to Congress
  • Speaker Dennis Hastert [R-IL]
    Illegally structured hush money payments of $1.7 million to elude federal bank reporting requirements in order to hide the fact he was paying the victim of his past sex crimes and lied to Federal investigators about it
    01 Jun 2015
    He pled guilty and was sentenced to 15 months in prison, two years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine
  • Annette Bosworth [2014 SD GOP Sen. Candidate]
    Filed false election documents attesting she personally gathered the requisite amount of voter signatures required for her to get on the ballot for a US Senate election then lied to state officials when they confronted her
    05 Jun 2014
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Federal Judge Samuel Kent [R]
    Lied to a committee of judges investigating him for sexual harassment in an effort to shield himself from consequences for his behavior in what one law professor characterized as "sort of mind-blowing" for a federal judge to obstruct justice as it "betrayed his oath in the most fundamental way"
    11 May 2009
    According to court records reported by the media
  • Commissioner Bernard Kerik [R-NY]
    Accepted $255,000 worth of lavish home renovations and over $236,000 in rental payments from billionaire business developer Eitan Wertheimer in exchange for using his position as NYPD Commissioner to lobby on Wertheimer's behalf with city officials, failed to report the additional income on his federal taxes and lied to federal investigators when confronted about it
    09 Nov 2007
    He pleaded guilty to tax fraud and was sentenced to 4 years in prison