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MOGOP: Nixon, Still Silent on Money–Launderer | Missouri Political News Service

MOGOP: Nixon, Still Silent on Money–Launderer

July 9th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

Release from the Missouri Republican Party:

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The coordinated effort of Nixon and his political consultant Chuck Hatfield led to the overturning of a law that injected transparency into our campaign finance system. Yesterday we learned their coordinated effort to eliminate transparency and openness in Missouri’s campaign fundraising system is helping Democrat Chris Koster circumvent campaign finance laws by setting up committees to funnel enormous sums of campaign cash. With transparency eliminated, Koster and Hatfield may have gotten away with the scheme if a Koster campaign aide had not turned them in.

“For years Hatfield was Nixon’s top aide and political consultant and his weak attempt to absolve Nixon in this money laundering scheme is ludicrous especially given that Nixon has his own money laundering problems with the money he funneled from Ameren when the company was a target of his supposed criminal investigation. Given Hatfield’s close political relationship with Nixon, it is not a hard stretch to believe that Hatfield learned the money-laundering ropes while working for Jay Nixon’,” said Tina Hervey communications director of the Missouri Republican Party. “Missourians are still waiting on Jay Nixon to come clean about the Ameren money he funneled using the same tactics we now know Chris Koster used when he funneled money through Hatfield and the Economic Growth Council.”

The Missouri Republican Party today is calling on Nixon to do the following:

1.) Finally admit who on his staff contacted Ameren to solicit the $19,100 from Ameren. Nixon has refused to state publicly who contacted Ameren for campaign funds when the company was the target of Nixon’s criminal investigation.

2.) Return the $19,100 directly to Ameren. Nixon has not returned the money to Ameren. Instead, he sent the money back to the committees he funneled it through and now most of it has been returned to Nixon by those same committees.



Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon

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