Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Bob Brady is now the subject of an FBI investigation. He allegedly paid his Democrat primary opponent $90,000 to drop out of the race.
The Daily Beast reported:
FBI Investigates Congressman for His Campaign Paying Opponent to Quit
The FBI said it is investigating Rep. Bob Brady (D-PA) for an alleged scheme to pay his primary opponent to drop out of a 2012 race against him and for allegedly lying to investigators.
The revelation came from a search warrant application unsealed in a Pennsylvania federal court on Monday, which was first reported by Seamus Hughes. An FBI agent asked a judge to authorize access to Brady’s personal email account on the belief it holds evidence contradicting an anticipated defense about the campaign payments. The judge approved the warrant and the FBI said it got one CD worth of data from the email account.
Brady’s congressional office in Washington, D.C., could not be reached for comment. Brady has not been charged with a crime.
Jimmie Moore ended his campaign for the Democratic nomination in February 2012 after allegedly receiving $90,000 from the Brady campaign. The FBI said the payments were routed from the Brady campaign to businesses owned by his aides. Then the money was transferred to one of Moore’s aides, who used it to pay for services rendered to the Moore campaign.
Here’s a video report:
Sounds pretty serious. Will he keep his job if the allegations are true?