Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert paid utility and rent bills with campaign funds, according to a new filing the Republican lawmaker made this week with the Federal Election Commission.© Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images UNITED STATES – JULY 29: Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., attends a news conference outside the Capitol with members of the House Freedom Caucus to discuss the “expulsion of members from the House Republican Conference, on Thursday, July 29, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
The report, submitted to the FEC on Tuesday, details a series of four payments this year totaling $6,650 to John Pacheco, whose address is the same as Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado — the restaurant that Boebert has owned. The payments are described as rent and utilities that had been erroneously billed to campaign.
Boebert’s spokesman did not immediately respond to a CNN inquiry Thursday.
It is against the law to use campaign funds for personal use, but it’s not clear that Boebert faces immediate legal jeopardy.
Boebert, a firebrand Republican freshman, previously acknowledged using campaign funds for personal expenses in an earlier filing this year that drew the scrutiny of federal campaign regulators.
Her campaign had described the four payments as a “personal expense of Lauren Boebert billed to the campaign in error.”
That filing indicated that the expenses already had been reimbursed.
This week’s filing updated an earlier report from Boebert’s campaign and shows payments for the same amounts and on the same dates — previously described as personal expenses — as going to Pacheco. And, for the first time, the filing indicated that the money had been used to pay rent and utility bills.
On Thursday morning, FEC spokesman Christian Hilland said, “Our campaign finance analysts will review (Boebert’s) amended report to see if it’s sufficient.”
In an August letter to the Boebert campaign questioning the expenses, FEC campaign finance analyst Shannon Ringgold warned that the commission “may consider taking further legal action” if it found that the four payments in question were used to cover personal expenses.
But Ringgold also said that “prompt action to obtain reimbursement of the funds in question will be taken into consideration.”
Original Article: Rep. Lauren Boebert used campaign funds for rent and utilities, new filing shows (msn.com)
They are always choking on the nat of Republicans and swallowing the Camel (kamala, Omar, Talib, AOC) of the Liberal Democrats with out a hickup.
Its always do as I say not as I do and they STOLE money, they rip off their own campaigns and yet and honest so called mistake is pulled up on a Republican – Wait Talk about Ethics: Marry Your Brother, Lie to get in the coyntry, stea from your champaign and its OK because you ar a liberal Islamic?
They are always choking on the nat of anything Republican and swallowing the Camel (kamala, Omar, Talib, AOC) of the Liberal Democrats with out a hiccup.
Its always do as I say, not as I do and yet they STEAL Campaign Funds, Lie, Cheat, rip off their own constituents and yet an honest mistake is blown out of proportion on a Republican –
Wait Talk about Ethics: Marry Your Brother, Lie to get in the country, be married to two and claim two sets of IRS Filings, Steal from your champaign and its OK because you are a liberal Islamic and it passes, gets a FREE Pass from the Ethics Committee?
How is that for Fair and Transparent?
Its Transparent Disrespect for the American People most certainly