Federal Election Commission dismisses complaints against DeJoy over alleged straw-donor scheme

Washington – Federal campaign finance regulators have dismissed two complaints against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy regarding fundraising activity at his former business.

The government watchdog groups Campaign Legal Center and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission last year alleging that a pattern of campaign contributions by employees and relatives of DeJoy before he became postmaster general indicated a possible effort to reimburse his associates for donations.

The groups filed the complaints after The Washington Post reported allegations that DeJoy and his aides urged employees at New Breed Logistics, his former North Carolina-based company, to write checks and attend fundraisers on behalf of Republican candidates. DeJoy then defrayed the cost of those political contributions from 2003 to 2014 by boosting employee bonuses, two employees told The Post last year.

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