Republicans Stealing Money from their Election Campaigns

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  • Lee ChatfieldLee Chatfield
    Fmr. House Speaker [R-MI]
     
     
    4/16/24
    Stole over $132,000 from multiple political accounts to pay for vacations with his family, housing costs and personal credit card statements by siphoning money from a loosely regulated political account that prosecutors alleged he used as his own "unregulated slush fund" into his own pocket
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Brian Kelsey
    Fmr. State Senator [R-TN]
     
     
    8/11/23
    Illegally transferred $91,000 from his political campaign and a nonprofit organization to an authorized federal campaign committee supporting his candidacy using money not subject to reporting regulations to help his 2016 bid for US Congress and then hid the transactions from the FEC
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Jeremy Hutchinson
    Fmr. State Senator [R-AR]
     
     
    2/03/23
    Illegally spent over $100,000 in campaign contributions on personal expenses and then tried to cover it up by filing numerous false tax returns
    He pleaded guilty to tax and wire fraud and was sentenced to 46 months in prison and ordered to pay over $350,000 in fines
  • John Oxendine
    Fmr. Commissioner [R-GA]
     
     
    5/12/22
    Spent roughly $100,000 in campaign donations on personal expenses that included a down payment on a home, luxury cars and childcare expenses
    According to a complaint filed by the Georgia Ethics Commission which he settled by agreeing to forfeit $128,000 dollars left in his campaign account without admitting any guilt
  • Sam McCann
    Fmr. State Senator [R-IL]
     
     
    2/03/21
    Spent over $200,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses including his mortgage and cars
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors
  • John Courson
    Fmr. State Senator [R-SC]
     
     
    6/04/18
    Stole $159k from his election campaign and spent it on personal expenses by routing funds through a political consulting firm that in turn paid him over a series of transactions
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Jeremy DurhamJeremy Durham
    Fmr. State Representative [R-TN]
     
     
    2/08/17
    Gave $29,800 in campaign funds to a professional gambler with a long criminal record and an additional $25,000 to his wife, illegally reimbursed himself $11,946.65 from his campaign account for expenses he provided no documentation of and spent thousands more on personal expenses including an airplane ticket for his wife, custom suits, spa products, sunglasses, lawncare and paint for his home office, among many other things
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
    Illegally spent more than $100,000 in campaign funds to invest in a wealthy GOP donor's company
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Duncan Hunter
    Fmr. U.S. Representative [R-CA]
     
     
    2016 04
    Stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign to spend on everyday personal expenses like family vacations, private school tuition and jewelry so he could live the opulent lifestyle his taxpayer funded salary didn't provide
    He pleaded guilty to using campaign funds for private use and was sentenced to eleven months in prison, but was pardoned by Donald Trump before his sentence began
  • 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