Republicans Stealing from the Government

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Displaying 19 Scandals
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. 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
  • 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. Aaron Schock [R-IL]
    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
    17 Mar 2015
    According to a report by Politico
  • Rep. Aaron Schock [R-IL]
    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
    02 Feb 2015
    According to a bombshell report by The Washington Post
  • State House Speaker Mike Hubbard [R-AL]
    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
    20 Oct 2014
    According to charging documents filed by state officials
  • Sheriff Walter Davis III [R-OH]
    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
    10 Apr 2012
    According to an exclusive report by The Columbus Dispatch