O’Donnell Accused of Dipping Into the Campaign Till
Christine O’Donnell raised a record $7.3 million in her 2010 bid to represent Delaware in the U.S. Senate, but allegations about how she spent that money and funds from previous campaigns have led to a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors and the FBI.
O’Donnell, whose rocky financial history was widely reported during the campaign, has been accused of spending campaign donations on personal expenses, including her rent, which, if true, is in direct violation of federal law.
According to the AP, the financial oversight of O’Donnell’s campaign left something to be desired. Consider that an operation as unstable as the one described below was tasked with accounting for $7.3 million. — PZS
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During her three failed Senate bids, O’Donnell had numerous campaign treasurers, many of who left after serving brief stints. After losing two treasurers in 2009, she named herself treasurer until this past summer. Another short-term treasurer took over in August and resigned less than two months later, at which point [Matt] Moran added the treasurer’s role to his campaign manager responsibilities.
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