Susan Collins campaign donations from Hawaii defense contractor prompt FBI investigation

FBI personnel searched electronic devices belonging to Martin Kao, a former CEO of Hawaii defense contractor Navatek, seeking evidence that he orchestrated an effort to funnel alleged illegal contributions to help Collins, a Maine Republicano, in her 2020 reelection bid, according to a recently unsealed search warrant application.

Authorities also seized cell phones belonging to Kao and colleague Clifford Chen, el documento decía.

Federal agents requested the warrant, citing evidence that Kao reimbursed friends and family members about $ 45,000 in donations they made directly to Collins’ campaign, violating a federal law that bans donations made in the name of another person.

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Investigators also allege that Kao illegally directed $ 150,000 in corporate funds to a super PAC supporting Collins’ Campaña.

NOSOTROS. Su. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks on Capitol Hill, Mayo 12, 2021. (imágenes falsas)

NOSOTROS. Su. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks on Capitol Hill, Mayo 12, 2021. (imágenes falsas)

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