Republicans Stealing from the Government

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  • Joe HardingJoe Harding
    State Representative [R-FL]
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    10/20/23
    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
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors
  • Paul KennedyPaul Kennedy
    Fmr. Mayor [R-NJ]
     
     
    9/22/23
    Stole $9,657 in proceeds from an online auction of old government-owned vehicles
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Cade CothrenCade Cothren
    Glen Casada Chief of Staff
     
     
    8/23/22
    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
    According to charging documents filed in federal court
  • Glen CasadaGlen Casada
    Fmr. House Speaker [R-TN]
     
     
    8/23/22
    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
    According to charging documents filed in federal court
  • Richard ImpallariaRichard Impallaria
    Fmr. State Representative [R-MD]
     
     
    7/27/22
    Illegally paid $92,800 in taxpayer funds to his legislative aide's relatives to pay for rent at two cottages located well outside his district by falsely declaring that one cottage was his district office which entitled him to a taxpayer funded stipend
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Paul KennedyPaul Kennedy
    Fmr. Mayor [R-NJ]
     
     
    3/18/22
    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
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Roy McGrath
    Fmr. Chief of Staff [R]
     
     
    10/05/21
    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
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors
  • Joel GreenbergJoel Greenberg
    Fmr. Tax Collector [R-FL]
    Friend of Rep. Matt Gaetz
    3/31/21
    Embezzled $400k in taxpayer money by using a government issued credit card on personal purchases including cryptocurrency and professional sports memorabilia
    He pled guilty to a larger package of charges and then cooperated with federal authorities on a larger sex-trafficking investigation
    6/23/20
    Received over $400k in federal COVID relief by falsely claiming two defunct businesses were still operational
    According to charging documents by federal authorities
  • McCrae Dowless
    Fmr. Political Operative [R-NC]
     
     
    7/30/19
    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
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Anthony Silva
    Fmr. Mayor [R-CA]
     
     
    10/04/18
    Embezzled $46,500 including $27,500 from the city of Stockton, CA with the help of his executive assistant
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Allen Loughry
    Fmr. Justice [R-WV]
     
     
    6/20/18
    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
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Jon StanardJon Stanard
    Fmr. State Representative [R-UT]
     
     
    2/09/18
    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
    According to an investigative report by the Daily Mail
  • Jake Files
    Fmr. State Senator [R-AR]
     
     
    1/29/18
    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
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Robert BentleyRobert Bentley
    Fmr. Governor [R-AL]
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    4/10/17
    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
    4/10/17
    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
    According to an investigative report by AL.com
  • Aaron Schock
    Fmr. U.S. Representative [R-IL]
     
     
    3/17/15
    Received nearly $50,000 he was not entitled to after he lied about driving 90,000 more miles than he actually did in reimbursement forms he filed with the government and his campaign
    According to a report by Politico
    2/02/15
    Spent tens of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds on private jets, automobiles, tickets to the Super Bowl, massages and cigars and many other things over a five-year period
    According to a bombshell report by The Washington Post
  • Mike Hubbard
    Fmr. House Speaker [R-AL]
     
     
    10/20/14
    Funneled roughly $2.3 million to his private businesses by leveraging his status as state Speaker of the House and chair of the Alabama Republican Party to solicit favors from some of Alabama's most influential politicians (including former Gov. Bob Riley) and businesspeople
    According to charging documents filed by state officials
  • Walter Davis IIIWalter Davis III
    Fmr. Sheriff [R-OH]
     
     
    4/10/12
    Charged local taxpayers to reimburse him $1,331 on expenses he spent entertaining a subordinate he was having an extramarital affair with and on rental cars he used to visit the woman and his wife on different weekends
    According to an exclusive report by The Columbus Dispatch
  • Gerald HegeGerald Hege
    Fmr. Sheriff [R-NC]
     
     
    9/20/03
    Stole $6,200 dollars from the sheriff department's bank account which he used to pay for his re-election parties in 1998 and 2002 and to reimburse an employee for a travel expense and then obstructed justice by attempting to cover his tracks on expense reports
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets