U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Things just keep getting worse for Rochester, N.Y. mayor and member of Michael Bloomberg front group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) Lovely Warren. On July 16, the gun control proponent was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, endangering the welfare of a child, and failure to lock/secure firearms in a dwelling.
Back in October 2020, the mayor was indicted on a scheme to defraud in first degree charges stemming from alleged campaign finance violations committed during her 2017 election campaign. The indictment alleged that between November 6, 2013, and Nov. 7, 2017, Warren worked to circumvent campaign contribution limits. Detailing the alleged scheme, local news outlet 13WHAM reported,
The [2017 campaign] was paid for with donations from her campaign fund called “Friends of Lovely Warren.” The law caps contributions to that fund at $8,557.
Warren also created a PAC called “Warren for a Stronger Rochester.” PACs are allowed to raise unlimited amounts of money – yet can only donate that same capped amount to an individual campaign. The PAC cannot operate as an unlimited slush fund for her campaign and must also be operated separately.
A 13WHAM analysis of campaign and PAC filings… took a look at the top 20 donors over four years. The donors moved back and forth – donating to alternate funds – allowing them to give almost $124,973 more than finance limits would allow.
Scheme to defraud in the first degree is a class E felony punishable by up to four years imprisonment.
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