A federal grand jury indicted U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry (MO-R) for lying to federal authorities about a $30,000 campaign donation to his 2016 re-election campaign from a foreign billionaire.. The Former Guy had his stooge fire up her Twitter account to release a statement defending the congressman. Of course his support for Fortenberry lasted only a few words then, TFG did his usual and made it all about him.
According to court documents, Lebanese-Nigerian businessman Gilbert Chagoury arranged for $30,000 to be contributed towards Fortenberry’s re-election through other individuals during a Los Angeles fundraiser.
Under federal law, foreign nationals are prohibited from contributing to elections in the United States, and it is illegal for the source of campaign contributions to be hidden by using third-party conduits to funnel the money. It’s also unlawful for a federal candidate to knowingly receive foreign donations or contributions through conduits.Newsweek: