092518 political law links

INDICTMENT FOR TRIP.   RC.  “The Justice Department has issued an indictment of former non-profit head Kevin Oksuz for his role in a plot to hide the fact that a 2013 congressional delegation trip to Azerbaijan was funded by that country’s government.”

HEARING SET.   SDU.  “Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife, Margaret, are scheduled to be back in court Dec. 3 for a status conference on charges they illegally used more than $250,000 in campaign funds to fund their lavish lifestyles and filed false campaign finance records to cover it up.”

MI:  ALLEGATIONS AGAINST CANDIDATE.   FRE.  “The Democratic Party’s candidate for state representative in a key Oakland County district was told to resign from her campaign Monday by state party officials after they learned of allegations that she had embezzled money from another politician’s campaign funds.”

OR:  CANADIAN QUESTIONS.   BB.  “Jordan Cove, a subsidiary of Calgary-based ­Pembina Pipeline Corp., has made $150,000 in political campaign contributions since Sept. 2017 … Here’s the potential problem: Jordan Cove LNG, the Coos Bay business to which most of those contributions are attributed, is registered as a foreign partnership and a foreign limited liability company with the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, one with its principal office in Calgary, Canada.”

TAIWAN:  BITCOIN CONTRIBUTION.   LBCN.  “Hsiao Hsin-Chen, a candidate for the Taipei City Council, has reportedly disclosed that he had received a donation in Bitcoin, local media says. Purportedly, this is the first time a cryptocurrency has been used to make a political donation.”


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