Sun Herald: Trump’s plan to lock up more immigrants could profit privately run detention centers


“It’s very clear that GEO made these contributions in order to influence the election,” said Brendan Fischer, associate counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit campaign-finance watchdog group. “Spending $225,000 helping Trump get elected has to be a pretty good way to stay in Trump’s good graces.”

In its complaint to the FEC, the Campaign Legal Center accused GEO of violating a 75-year-old ban that prohibits companies with federal contracts from making political contributions.

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