USPS Chief Investigated Over Alleged GOP Donor Scheme

One consequence of being named head of a federal agency is that a slew of reporters will inevitably begin digging into the darkest corners of your That’s certainly been the experience of U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis Dejoy, for whom the extra sunlight might just prove too bright.

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The practice, used to obscure the sources of political donations, often to circumvent individual donor limits, is both a federal crime and a felony in North Carolina, where the company DeJoy worked at until 2018, XPO Logistics, is based. (The federal statute of limitations is five years, the Post reports, but there is no such restriction under the relevant state law. “If these allegations are true, Mr.

The same financial contributions that undoubtedly aided DeJoy’s rise to postmaster general in July could be his undoing: Speaking to the Washington Post, five of his former employees accused him of engaging in a straw donor scheme; illegally using company bonuses to reimburse them for donating to GOP candidates.

DeJoy could face criminal exposure—not only for his actions in North Carolina, but also for lying to our Committee under oath,” said Carolyn Maloney, chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which is investigating the claims.

In 2015, noted Democratic fund-raiser San Singh Chatwal pleaded guilty to funneling more than $180,000 in illegal contributors in an elaborate straw donor scheme to three federal candidates, including Hillary Clinton.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, August 24, 2020.

A sharp decline in the Postal Service’s productivity, which has been confirmed through leaked internal records, has raised concerns about its ability to manage the unprecedented deluge of absentee ballots expected this election season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Venture Bros.

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