Mooney Used Campaign Funds For Food, Family Vacation

West Virginia Public Radio

Kedric Payne, an ethics expert at the Campaign Legal Center and a former investigator and deputy chief counsel at the OCE, told West Virginia Public Broadcasting that — based on Roll Call’s reporting — investigators are taking the alleged violations seriously. “You have a red flag when the member failed to disclose expenditures on the FEC report and apparently used campaign funds for personal use,” Payne said. “Those things together make it look as though there's an intentional cover-up of a violation.” Payne also said it is possible that the ethics inquiry may turn into a criminal investigation.

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