Thursday, July 26, 2012

Questionable Relationship between Steve Tilley and Sarah Steelman

A complaint has been filed with the Federal Election Commission alleging improprieties in the use of funds by the Missouri Leadership Committee and Steelman for US Senate. The Missouri Leadership Committee is not registered with the FEC, yet it has contributed to Sarah Steelman's federal campaign committee, Steelman for US Senate. The complaint alleges that Chairman of the Steelman Campaign and Speaker of the Missouri House, Steve Tilley, was instrumental in directing $25,000 from the Missouri Leadership Committee to Steelman for US Senate. The specific allegations are:
(1) Missouri Leadership Committee failed to register as a political committee with the FEC when it spent more than $1,000 to influence a federal election;

(2) The Steelman Campaign, through its agent and campaign chairman, financed, directed, or controlled non-federal funds by furnishing $25,000 to Now or Never PAC through Missouri Leadership, a state committee financed by Friends of Steve Tilley.
The ethics complaint letter is below. The name and address of the person submitting the complaint has been obscured. The exhibits (A-E) referenced in the letter can be found on Scribd.

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