State Sen. Brian Kelsey Faces Federal Probe Over Complicated Trail of Campaign Donations, Current and Former Lawmakers Say

Nashville Tennessean

State Sen. Brian Kelsey is the subject of a grand jury probe into a complicated money trail related to his failed congressional bid, according to three people who have been interviewed by federal investigators. Federal investigators, according to the three people interviewed, are asking questions about campaign finance transactions Kelsey made in 2016 when he sought the Republican nomination for Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District. In the Campaign Legal Center’s complaint, the group accused Kelsey of violating straw donor prohibitions.

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