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Breaking|31,171 views|Sep 6, 2020,03:35pm EDT

Postmaster General DeJoy Reportedly Reimbursed Employees After Bundling Donations

Andrew Solender
Andrew SolenderForbes Staff
I cover politics and the 2020 election
The Post report suggests his status as a bundler may have been built on illegal fundraising practices, with former employees of New Breed Logistics, DeJoy’s former business, alleging he “pressured” them to make political contributions to GOP candidates which were later “reimbursed” through bonuses.

The Post found a pattern of New Breed employees making uniform donations to candidates, often on the same day, with donations from employees dwindling after DeJoy’s departure in 2015 and one former employees telling the Post they “felt little choice” but to donate due to DeJoy’s “heavy-handed demeanor” and reputation for angering easily.

David Young, a longtime director of human resources at the company, told the Post that DeJoy “reciprocated by giving us big bonuses” that “exceeded expectations” and “covered the tax,” and another former employee said DeJoy would tell employees “I’ll get it back to you down the road,” while the Securities Exchange Commission reportedly scrutinized the firm’s bonus structure and demanded more information about it.

DeJoy spokesman Monty Hagler told the Post that DeJoy consulted a former Federal Election Commission general counsel to ensure that he “complied with any and all laws” and that DeJoy was “never notified” about employees feeling pressured, and several employees told the Post on the record they didn’t feel pressured and bonuses were “rigid and well-established.”

Key Background

The practice DeJoy is alleged to have engaged in is known as a “straw-donor” scheme, and has resulted in felony convictions for prominent donors, such as conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza. Straw donations are illegal under both North Carolina and federal laws, though the federal violations have a five-year statute of limitations, according to the Post

Crucial Quote

“The law is clear: Under the Federal Election Campaign Act, making campaign contributions in the name of another person or otherwise concealing the true source of the funds is a felony if the contribution exceeds $2,000. In fact, both the person soliciting the contribution and the person who agrees to be reimbursed for it could be investigated. Even if neither is aware of the law,” the FBI’s website says. North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein tweeted, “It is against the law to directly or indirectly reimburse someone for a political contribution” and said any credible allegations “merit investigation” by state and federal authorities.



House Oversight Committee will investigate Louis DeJoy following claims he pressured employees to make campaign donations

In her statement, Maloney said DeJoy faces “criminal exposure” not only if the allegations are true, “but also for lying to our committee under oath.”

She was referring to DeJoy’s testimony to the House oversight panel last month, when he forcefully denied that he had repaid executives for contributions to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

During DeJoy’s testimony, Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) asked if he had repaid executives for making donations to the Trump campaign. “That’s an outrageous claim, sir, and I resent it. . . . The answer is no,” DeJoy responded angrily.


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