For Campaign Finance Violators, Crime Pays
CO-AUTHORS Samir Sheth
UVA Law Faculty Affiliations
The Federal Election Commission recently levied a record-breaking fine against Right to Rise, a Jeb Bush-connected super PAC, for soliciting an illegal contribution from a foreign national.
The fine brought cheers - and self-congratulation - for the FEC, an agency infamous for deadlock, and heartened people on both sides of the aisle who want better enforcement of campaign finance laws.
There's just one catch: Right to Rise came out ahead.
Michael D. Gilbert & Samir Sheth, For Campaign Finance Violators, Crime Pays, Take Care (April 24, 2019).