Private Prison Company Donates to Rick Scott Super PAC Despite Contribution Ban


America’s largest private prison company may have made an illegal donation to a super PAC backing Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign for Senate, according to campaign finance experts.

Brendan Fischer, a lawyer at the Campaign Legal Center, said the donation appears to violate the longstanding ban on political contributions by federal contractors. “A contractor can’t dodge the ban by making a contribution through a wholly owned subsidiary,” he said.

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