Report: Mike Lee donor accused of laundering donations

Greg Nash

An indicted businessman told Utah investigators that he helped launder tens of thousands of dollars to now-Sen. Mike LeeMike LeeTwo transgender candidates win primaries Overnight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal Senate Democrats block Zika agreement ahead of recess MORE's (R-Utah) 2010 campaign, according to an affidavit obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune

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Businessman Jeremy Johnson told investigators that at the request of former Utah Attorney General John Swallow (R) he gave about $50,000 to other people who then donated to Lee's campaign, circumventing election law that sets maximum individual donations to candidates.

The newly released affidavit was used to support the search warrant of Swallow, who is under investigation.

A Lee spokesman told the Tribune that neither Lee nor anyone on the campaign had any knowledge of the arrangement.

  

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