Watchdog group calls for investigation of US Rep. Lori Trahan’s campaign funds
An election watchdog group has called on federal regulators to open an investigation into US Representative Lori Trahan’s 2018 campaign spending, saying she may have used illegal donations to make large loans to her campaign during a heated 10-way primary race. The Campaign Legal Center said Trahan changed her campaign and personal finance reports at least seven times after the election to try to show that she had sufficient personal funds to make $371,000 in loans to her campaign. “There is reason to believe Trahan for Congress materially misreported this critical, last-minute infusion of funds,” wrote Adav Noti, counsel for the Washington D.C.-based center, in its 18-page complaint.
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