Tennessee senator indicted on campaign cash scheme charges


A Tennessee state senator and a Nashville social club owner were indicted on charges that they violated campaign finance laws by illegally concealing the transfer of $91,000 during the Republican lawmaker’s 2016 failed congressional campaign. Brendan Fischer, director of the Campaign Legal Center's Federal Reform Program, on Monday commended federal authorities for the charges. “We’re certainly pleased that the DOJ has taken our complaint seriously. This is a serious, serious violation,” he said. “Kelsey concocted a scheme to disguise the illegal transfer of prohibited state money into his federal race.”

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