Democrat Terry McAuliffe Reportedly Accepted $350,000 in Illegal Money

Democrat Terry McAuliffe Reportedly Accepted $350,000 in Illegal Money

( – Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) is hoping to win back his former seat, but a government watchdog group may have put a hiccup in that plan. Just before McAuliffe faced off against Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin in the Virginia gubernatorial race, the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) alerted the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to some potentially illegal campaign donations given to the Democratic candidate.

On Friday, October 29, the NLPC filed a complaint with the FEC alleging that a company owned by Sir Lankan-British national Allirajah Subaskaran donated $350,000 to McAuliffe’s campaign this election cycle. LycaTel LLC, the company in question, has an office in New Jersey, but is a subsidiary of the UK telecom business group that both France and England have investigated for tax fraud and money laundering.

One lawyer emphasized how this isn’t McAuliffe’s first offense of this type:

If this donation truly came from a Sri-Lankan-based company and businessman, it would violate federal law which “prohibits donations from foreign nationals to campaigns at the federal, state and local level.” In such a close race, this could make or break McAuliffe’s career as he tries to win back his former state.

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