Feds Said To Have Opened Criminal Probe Of Christine O’Donnell
Former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is the subject of a federal investigation to determine whether she used campaign money for personal expenses, reports the Associated Press, according to a source with knowledge of the probe.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity to protect the identity of a client who has been questioned in the probe. The case, which has been assigned to two federal prosecutors and two FBI agents in Delaware, has not been sent to a grand jury.
By misusing campaign funds, Ms. O’Donnell committed the crime of conversion; by lying about her expenditures on forms she filed with the FEC, she committed false statements; and by failing to include the campaign funds she misappropriated as income, she committed tax evasion.
“Christine O’Donnell is clearly a criminal, and like any crook she should be prosecuted,” said Melanie Sloan, CREW Executive Director. “Ms. O’Donnell has spent years embezzling money from her campaign to cover her personal expenses.Click here for reuse options!
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