The Tennessean: New federal complaints: State Sen. Brian Kelsey, other lawmakers broke straw donor laws

Dave Boucher and Joel Ebert
Jun 21, 2017
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“In order to disguise the illegal transfer of prohibited state money into his federal race, it appears that Kelsey concocted another illegal scheme to pass the money through a dark money daisy chain and straw donor reimbursement scheme," said Brendan Fischer,  an attorney and Federal Election Commission reform program director with Washington, D.C.-based Campaign Legal Center, one of the organizations to file the FEC complaint. 

"Kelsey appears to have stacked legal violation on top of legal violation, and we anticipate that federal authorities will take this very seriously.” 

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