Complaint Filed Over Use Of Late Congressman’s Campaign Funds
A federal election complaint filed Thursday alleges that the treasurer for the late U.S. Rep. Mark Takai’s campaign committee, Dylan Beesley, illegally converted the congressman’s leftover campaign funds to personal use.
“Donors gave to Takai’s campaign to support his run for office, not so his treasurer can pocket the cash,” said Brendan Fischer, director for federal and FEC reform at the center. “It is not clear how Beesley can justify paying himself nearly $6,000 per month to manage a campaign that no longer exists.” Corey Goldstone, communications associate for the center, said his organization learned about the Beesley story from a Civil Beat report and from Roll Call. The spending in question was first reported by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.