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Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:52 PM

Louis DeJoy Reportedly Reimbursed Employees for GOP Donations Through Bonuses

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Source: Slate

We already knew that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's profile in Republican circles grew on the back of big campaign donations. The North Carolina businessman who became the first postmaster general in almost two decades to get the job without being a career postal employee, built a reputation as a superstar Republican bundler, which came with numerous benefits, including presidential and gubernatorial appointments for his wife. But it turns out at least part of that success in fundraising had to do with pressuring employees to donate to GOP candidates and then reimbursing them through bonuses, reports the Washington Post.

At least five former employees who worked for DeJoy's former business, New Breed Logistics, said they were not-so-subtly pressured to write checks and attend fundraisers. DeJoy would then personally direct that bonus payments be made to certain staffers that would make up for the cost of their financial political contributions. "He asked employees for money. We gave him the money, and then he reciprocated by giving us big bonuses," David Young, who as director of human resources had access to payroll records from the late 1990s to 2013, said. An unnamed former employee said DeJoy didn't hide his requests: "He would ask employees to make contributions at the same time that he would say, 'I'll get it back to you down the road'."

Read more: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/louis-dejoy-reimburse-employees-republican-donations.amp



I do believe the correct terms are "money laundering" and "election fraud."

Edit: another great article on the laws broken:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/07/legal-lines-louis-dejoys-alleged-campaign-contribution-reimbursements-may-have-crossed/?hpid=hp_convention-tt-1_fix-dejoy-715am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:53 PM

1. If this Criminal SOB is not removed ASAP the USPS is gonna go down even further and quicker.

HE MUST GO!

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:55 PM

2. Laws are only for the Unrich masses?

White collar crime needs a new look at for sure.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 02:03 PM

3. duplicate post ?

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 02:55 PM

4. I always feared that some shit like this was going on in Home Owner Associations,

where good ole boy, backwater conversations between the City and Community leaders control every major decision. If you have to induce someone in an Association, and the good buddies control the board, I don't think it's impossible to find paybacks in the way of maintaining private property in return for silence or support.

I wish we could go back to three decades in my Association to see what we would find. I'm pretty damn sure there are text book examples of this kind of bullshit.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:10 PM

5. Talk about "the Swamp"

Give enough money, get a big job.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:48 PM

6. And this is why...

All these crooks need to be prosecuted! We need to send a message that this is not ok. Make it so the next "Mega-donor" will think twice before doing something like this.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:04 PM

7. LOCKING

Alert: Duplicate. Below is the previous article on the same topic:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142576994


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