GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert, of Colorado, was snared in another scandal after being caught in possession of tens of thousands of dollars in illegal donations, in clear violation of campaign finance laws.
According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, the controversial congresswoman received “a warning letter from the Federal Election Commission” over Boebert’s latest campaign finance filing for the first quarter of 2022. The filing shows her campaign accepted as much as $30,000 in contributions that exceed federal campaign finance limits.”
The six-page letter, made public on Thursday, notes “20 separate incidents where the campaign took more than the $2,900 that is allowed for individuals to give in any one election,” the Daily Sentinel reported.
This is not the first time Boebert has been in trouble over campaign donation violations. In 2020, she allegedly used campaign contributions to pay nearly $20,000 in state tax liens on Shooters Grill, her financially challenged firearms-themed restaurant. She also claimed more than $22,000 in mileage reimbursements from her campaign.
As noted by Raw Story, “to receive that much money in gas reimbursements, Boebert would have had to have driven 38,712 miles — which is 13,811 miles more than the circumference of Earth.”
Read it in The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.