Missouri Democrat William Lacy Clay might be in some deep trouble. He used campaign funds to pay his sister’s law firm over a hundred-thousand dollars. And he got caught.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Dem Rep Paid Sister’s Law Firm Over $100K From Campaign Funds This Year
Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay (Mo.) has paid his sister’s law firm more than $100,000 from his campaign funds so far this year, Federal Election Commission filings show.
Nearly 65 percent of Rep. Clay’s campaign expenditures have now gone to the firm this cycle.
Newly released Federal Election Commission filings show that Clay Jr. For Congress, the congressman’s campaign committee, has generously compensated the Law Office of Michelle C. Clay LLC, a Silver Spring, Md.-based firm that is owned and operated by his sister, Michelle Clay.
The firm, which does not appear to have a website and lists a residential home as its address, was paid $26,000 during the third quarter, which runs from the beginning of July to the end of September.
Michelle’s firm was given $8,500 on July 5 for fundraising and compliance services. The next month, on August 1, Michelle was paid $9,000 from Clay’s campaign. The firm was paid an additional $9,000 on September 1 from her brother’s campaign funds, filings show.
Will anyone in the media ask this Democrat to explain this? We’re not going to hold our breath.