Monday, October 5, 2009

Louisiana Democratic Party's Federal Elections Commission Complaint Against PACs for Vitter, Barbour, and Pickering

I got my hands on the Complaint filed by the Louisiana Democratic Party (LDP) mentioned earlier this morning. The respondents named in the complaint are CHIP PAC, Chip Pickering, Danna Lane (CHIP PAC Treasurer), Haley's PAC, Austin Barbour (Treasurer for Haley's PAC and Haley's nephew), David Vitter for U.S. Senate, and William Vanderbrook (Treasurer for David Vitter for U.S. Senate).  The complaint does not charge Haley Barbour or David Vitter, personally, with any wrongdoing.

The LDP alleges four violations of federal law:

1.  Making a Contribution in the Name of Another
2.  Permitting Your Name to be Used in a Conduit Scheme
3.  Accepting a Contribution in the Name of Another
4.  Individuals who Assisted in Making a Contribution in the Name of Another

They ask that the respondents be fined, and that the DOJ prosecute any willful violations.  Interesting....

1 comment:

Freedonian said...

Quite Possibly The Greatest Press Release Ever!

From Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which put out a press release that said at the top:

"Vitter Seeks Investigation of ACORN for Assisting Fake Prostitution Ring. CREW Seeks Investigation of Vitter for Role in Real Prostitution Ring."


Via Ed Brayton @