Jeb Bush, donor hit with big fines over Chinese contribution to super PAC

Jeb Bush, donor hit with big fines over Chinese contribution to super PAC
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[Ed. – Apparently the FEC didn’t find the lapse to be knowing and willful.  Not that I care that Jeb! got fined if the facts line up, but we’re still waiting to hear anything on the credible and persistent concerns about gross violations of campaign finance law by the Hillary campaign in the same timeframe.]

The Federal Election Commission on Monday doled out $940,000 in fines to the super PAC that backed Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential bid and a Chinese-owned corporation that made illegal donations to it.

The unusually large FEC fines came after the commission found evidence Bush’s super PAC took money from a foreign national, which is prohibited under federal election law. The super PAC, Right to Rise, was fined $390,000 for the violation, while the FEC gave an additional $550,000 fine to American Pacific International Capital, Inc. The company had donated $1.3 million to Bush’s super PAC in the spring of 2015, as Bush was gearing up for a run for president.

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