We often catch a glimpse of liberal immigration activist Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), on MSNBC blasting anyone who believes a nation should have borders to protect their national security interests,
The outspoken pro-sanctuary city legislator has just been caught funneling campaign funds to his wife claiming she works for him as an office manager.
The Washington Beacon just reported: “Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.), who announced last week that he will not seek reelection after spending 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, will no longer be able to pay his wife hundreds of thousands of dollars from campaign funds once he officially departs from Congress.”
The Washington Beacon went on to report that Soraida Gutierrez, the wife of the congressman collected over $430,000 from Luis’s campaign committee for well over 7-years, claiming she was on the payroll.
Prior to appearing on the campaign’s payroll, Soraida was a registered lobbyist in Illinois. Records show that she’s listed as the campaign’s office manager, fundraiser, and treasurer since 2010.
Gutierrez’s operating expenditures from the beginning of January to the end of September reported by his campaign committee was $77,838.69, of which Soraida received 7-checks each for the sum of $6,000 totaling $42,000, meaning that better then half of Gutierrez’s entire operating costs were paid out to his wife, how convenient.
Perhaps that’s the reason for the sudden urge to retire and leave Washington “pronto” and take off to the island of Puerto Rico to join the rebuilding efforts, where corruption and incompetence will no doubt make Rep. Luis Gutierrez quite feel at home.
Gutierrez has also paid his two daughters a total of $5,000 for a fundraising project and bookkeeping between 2004 and 2009.
Moreover, members of Congress have been allowed to place family on campaign payrolls since a 2001 Federal Election Commission opinion requested by former Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
Ironically after the green light was given by the FEC allowing politicians to pay relatives from their committees, Jackson Jr. pulled the same PONZI scam as Gutierrez paying his wife hundreds of thousands of dollars and was later found guilty of ripping off his donors of $750.000 in campaign funds for his own personal use.
Do you believe characters like Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. should serve prison time for fraud?
Source: Conservative Post