Sun Herald: Trump’s plan to lock up more immigrants could profit privately run detention centers

Rob Hotakainen
Feb 10, 2017
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“It’s very clear that GEO made these contributions in order to influence the election,” said Brendan Fischer, associate counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit campaign-finance watchdog group. “Spending $225,000 helping Trump get elected has to be a pretty good way to stay in Trump’s good graces.”

In its complaint to the FEC, the Campaign Legal Center accused GEO of violating a 75-year-old ban that prohibits companies with federal contracts from making political contributions.

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