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Law Firm Under Federal Investigation For Straw Donations

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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 04:34 PM
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A Boston law firm is under federal criminal investigation for routing donations to various candidates through some kind of reimbursement scheme that gives money back to employees after donations were made.

Looks like all (or most) donations were to Democrats.

One that stands out is U.S. senator Elizabeth Warren.

This article outlines some reluctance to return the bad money.

Law Firm Under Federal Investigation For Straw Donations To Elizabeth Warren & Other Dems



Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into a Boston law firm after a bombshell Boston Globe Spotlight story last month highlighted how the firm was doling out bonuses to reimburse employees for political contributions made to Democratic candidates.

One of the politicians they funded most extensively was their home state Senator, Elizabeth Warren. While many Democrats, including Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire and Russ Feingold in Wisconsin, returned the money they had received from this firm immediately, Warren waited a full five days until ultimately returning the $130,000 given to her by the company’s partners, despite independent groups calling on her to give the money back in the hours after the story broke.

Warren’s reluctance to immediately return this tainted money speaks to her overwhelming hypocrisy. While she consistently rails against money in politics and criticizes her opponents on the issue, she initially refused to return dirty campaign cash until public pressure mounted to a point where it was her only option.

Now that there is a federal investigation into this Boston-based firm, Warren should take a leading role in ensuring that they are brought to justice for their unethical behavior. However, Warren is always one to look out for her friends and will likely run far away from this situation that shows the true character of her donors, instead of working with federal officials.






posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 04:38 PM
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Warren, eh? Did they pay her in wampum?

I wonder how common these straw donations really are?
Trump needs to drain this part of the swamp too.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I remember seeing videos of people who get elected spending the majority of their time trying to raise money for their re-election. Without the spider webs of donations they would dry up and die; why would anyone spend millions of dollars to get a job that pays thousands unless there was a gravy train waiting for them ?..... donations that are given for favors rendered ? You can watch a politician who gets in office and is worth some small fraction of what they have when they leave office...the money is certainly not made by a government salary.

Maybe term limits really is the way to go... I do hope Trump can make a dent into the crony capitalist system we have now.. He is going to need some really big pumps with 24 hour guards if he is to succeed though IMO.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 04:58 PM
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Elizabet Warren speaks with a fork tongue?

She has betrayed her ancestral high cheekbones!



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: 727Sky

With the right team in the right places and the right fall guys it seems to be a very lucrative .I have been following this story and we are talking very bid $$$$

edit on 16-11-2016 by the2ofusr1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 05:06 PM
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OMG the horror her campaign waited a whole 5 days before returning it.


What a BS news story. Te fault is on the firm doing it not Warren. She moved faster than any of the other candidates on such an issue.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 05:24 PM
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A google search for "Thornton Law Firm" site:fec.gov gives three pages of results, I haven't had a chance to look through all of them yet, but here are a couple of interesting ones:


THORNTON LAW FIRM 2,700.00


CONTRIBUTIONS BY EMPLOYER

HILLARY FOR AMERICA



Thornton Law Firm LLP 100 Summer St Fl 30
Boston, Massachusetts 021102106
11/02/2015 75000.00 75000.00


SCHEDULE A
ITEMIZED RECEIPTS
All Listed Line Numbers
Committee: AMERICAN BRIDGE 21ST CENTURY



Garrett Bradley [redacted by j&c] Thornton Law Firm LLP / Attorney * Hillary Victory Fund MEMO
10/06/2016 2500.00 2500.00 LIMITS


ITEMIZED RECEIPTS
Line #: 18
Committee: HILLARY FOR AMERICA



David McMorris [redacted by j&c] Thornton Law Firm / Attorney
05/28/2015 2700.00 2700.00


ITEMIZED RECEIPTS
Line #: 17A
Committee: HILLARY FOR AMERICA


And several other democrats.
edit on 16-11-2016 by jadedANDcynical because: redacted personal address



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 05:30 AM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
OMG the horror her campaign waited a whole 5 days before returning it.


What a BS news story. Te fault is on the firm doing it not Warren. She moved faster than any of the other candidates on such an issue.


It seems you dont really understand what is going on here but hey ho.



posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 10:50 AM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
OMG the horror her campaign waited a whole 5 days before returning it.


What a BS news story. Te fault is on the firm doing it not Warren. She moved faster than any of the other candidates on such an issue.

So of all the people who were given money by this firm she returned it the fastest?



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