Skip to comments.Dem. Rep Lacy Clay’s Campaign Has Paid Over $1M to Sister’s Firm
Posted on 11/12/2019 12:46:14 PM PST by MarvinStinson
Sister's law firm is often biggest beneficiary of Rep. Clay's campaign cash
A law firm run by the sister of Democratic representative William Lacy Clay Jr. (Mo.) has now banked more than $1 million from the congressman's campaign since 2002, filings show.
The payments to the firm are often the largest expenditures from the committee. The campaign cash was disbursed to an address in Maryland and in part has gone toward community organizing services despite Clay's district being located more than 800 miles away and the longtime representative having not faced any serious challenges to his seat since entering Congress.
Payments from campaigns to family members have gotten other politicians in hot water. Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.), for example, was hit with an FEC complaint over hundreds of thousands of dollars that her campaign paid to her daughter for running a mailer operation. More than a dozen politicians from both political parties have raised concerns of nepotism by placing family members on campaign payrolls in recent years, which is permitted but carries stipulations such as providing a "bona fide service" and paying fair market value.
Clay, who was elected in 2001 to a seat previously held for more than 30 years by his father, Bill Clay, began pushing money to family members shortly after taking office. Clay Sr. established the William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund in the 1980s to address concerns of rising tuition costs. The fund is one entity that has received cash from the campaign. Between 2002 and 2016, more than $30,000 in donations were made to the congressman's father's fund.
However, the payments to his sister's firm, the Law Office of Michelle C. Clay, LLC, have been among the largest committee expenses in recent years. The firm was first placed on the campaign's payroll in 2002the year the congressman took officeand has now received over $1 million since that time.
So far this year, the law firm has been paid $90,000 by Clay's campaign committee for fundraising, compliance, legal work, and community organizing and outreach, filings show. The payments account for more than half of the campaign's $175,000 in operating expenditures for the 2020 cycle and follow the more than $950,000 in payments the firm had collected between 2002 and the 2018 election cycle. Since 2010, Michelle Clay's firm has been the highest paid vendor in all but the 2012 cycle, when it received the second most money from the campaign.
The law office, which lists its address in Silver Spring, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C., appears to be a residential home. The law office also does not have a website and practically no information is available online about it.
While Clay's sister was paid for activities like fundraising, the committee was also paying another firm for the same services over the years. For the current 2020 election cycle, the committee has given $27,000 to Fraioli & Associates, a D.C.-based campaign consulting group, for fundraising. More than $200 was disbursed to the group for travel and food reimbursements.
Clay's campaign did not respond to a request for comment on the payments from his campaign to his sister's law firm by press time.
My axiom is proven right again black+liberal+politcian = corrupt. There are no Black Democrat honest people in Washington. All covetous, corrupt, racist demons.
So then, he is paying out campaign funds to his sister, helping support his sister’s bogus law firm? Or supporting his sister, who in turn draws a paycheck from the bogus law firm from the money paid to the firm from the campaign? Money laundering going on here? Among other things?
“No Controlling Legal Authority” for The Criminal State.
I’d say you’re 90% correct about black liberal politicians. I’d have to go down the list to see if its 100%, because I don’t want to sound prejudiced, LOL.
Hastings, Clyburn, now Cumming’s wife, Maxine, Sheila Jackson Lee... the hits keep on coming.
There is a well known “Conservative” and former frequent POTUS candidate that kept his sister hadsomely recompensed in a similar manner, for years and years. I used to call his POTUS campaigns his family enterprise. I wonder who knows who it is I am referring to.
There are maybe 2 honest Democrats in DC. Almost every lying scum voted for this Fascist clown show “impeachment” stunt. Everyone violated their oath of office and showed themselves unfit the minute they voted for it
They all do it ...that is why the GOP is useless..
Trump has exposed them as all corrupt...well 90%
He learned it from his Daddy Bill.
Lets all just move along. Reprehensible? Yes, but stand politician operating procedures. Our system needs a complete and total cleansing.
But how can that be accomplished short of a military intervention?
Rep. William Lacy Clay in the mainstream media would not be designated as a Democrat. They would leave Rep. which is the abbreviation for representative but also Republican. They have done it many times.
Ho hum another CBC member caught with his hand in our pocket. Maybe he’ll go to prison - don’t laugh some do!
Family Slush Funds
The impeachment vote took off the mask—it is totally reasonable to declare that they are all useless dirtbags.
(The two Ds that didn’t vote for it were just trying to save their hides from certain electoral defeat.)
John Adams quote Public virtue cannot exist in a Nation without private Virtue, and public Virtue is the only Foundation of Republics.
I don’t see how the Republic can long survive a House of Representative with a majority of evil.
Yes, liberal being the #1 factor there.
Gotta add Mrs. Cummings to that list...
The IRS has a reputation for not fooling around when folks break the law. This will be a good chance to see how they treat a Black person who is also a Democrat.
“The IRS has a reputation for not fooling around when folks break the law.”
What about Al Sharpton?
Jessie “Hymietown” Jackson?
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