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Group files complaint about Molinaro money transfers

Apr 25, 2023 1:03 pm

Raymond Pignone reports for Columbia-Greene Media that the group End Citizens Unite has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on April 11 alleging that Rep. Marc Molinaro violated election campaign law by making two transfers of $1,000 each from his State Campaign Committee to his Federal Campaign Committee in 2021 and 2022. The Federal Election Campaign Act prohibits federal candidates from transferring funds from their state committees to their federal committees. The complaint says, “The Commission should immediately investigate these apparent violations and take appropriate remedial actions against [the] respondents.” Also named in the complaint are Marc for US Inc. and treasurer Nicholas Joseph, and Molinaro for Dutchess. Molinaro campaign advisor Dave Catalfamo said, “This is a baseless partisan attack from a socialist group,.... It is clearly designed to distract from Congressman Molinaro’s successful 100-Day Report, in which he announced he is fulfilling campaign promises and delivering bipartisan results. Bawadden Sayed and the rest of the socialist activists are free to take up their baseless complaint with the FEC.” The statement from Molinaro's campaign advisor avoids any specifics, while the complaint does not. “On Oct. 1, 2021, less than two weeks after filing for federal candidacy, Mr. Molinaro transferred $1,000 from his state committee to his federal committee and disclosed the transfer on his state committee’s campaign finance reports,” according to the complaint. “The transfer from the state committee was not disclosed on the federal committee’s reports filed with the Commission. However, the federal committee’s FEC reports did disclose a contribution of personal funds from Mr. Molinaro in the amount of $1,000 on Sept. 30, 2021, designated for the primary election.” Molinaro has represented the 19th Congressional District in Congress since January. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.

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