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DNC Leak Exposes Possible Pay-to-Play and Insider Trading
As if a thriving pay-to-pay scheme weren’t bad enough, the latest DNC leaks also include a file which suggests possible insider trading and securities fraud.
The new batch of emails appear to contain damaging revelations, including documents that suggest Democrats openly engaged in pay-to-play bargains, awarding important diplomatic positions to high-rolling donors.
Included in the leaks is a spreadsheet that appears to list a number of donors, the amounts of money they raised, and the ambassadorships and other positions they hold or held — and may have been awarded for their efforts.
...Another DNC email leaked previously showed one staffer requesting “a very brief call to go over our process for handling donations from donors who have given us pay-to-play letters.” We now know that process ends with a cushy job in blatant violation of the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act.
When Filing Tax Returns, Where Do You Put Stocks and Bonds?
Your stock and bond investments pay dividends and interest that you need to report on your tax return. If you sell any of your investment holdings, the result will be a capital gain or loss, which also must be reported. To report your investment earnings, gains and losses requires a couple of extra forms attached to your tax return.
On April 2, 2014, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC that struck down the aggregate limits on the amount an individual may contribute in a 2-year period