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FEC complaint filed against Postmaster General for campaign finance violations
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FEC complaint filed against Postmaster General for campaign finance violations

The Campaign Legal Center has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) calling for an investigation into current Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s alleged activity to reimburse employees for their political campaign contributions.

Based on investigations from the Washington Post and the New York Times, DeJoy allegedly violated the Federal Election Campaign Act when he reimbursed employees at XPO Logistics for their political contributions using company funds. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a similar complaint with the FEC when the news first broke. As CEO and a board member of XPO from 2015 to 2018, campaign finance records show that several XPO employees contributed “to the same candidate or committee, during the same period of time, and often in similar amounts.” DeJoy’s director of human resources at the previous company reported that “He asked employees for money. We gave him the money, and then he reciprocated by giving us big bonuses.”

The filing claims DeJoy violated the “straw donor ban” which prohibits making a contribution and attributing the source of the money to another person. The Campaign Legal Center is seeking appropriate sanctions to deter future violations and remedies to ensure compliance with the federal campaign election laws.