2007 DOJ Book on Prosecuting Election Crimes Supports CAW Campaign Items
The section from pages 133 through 197 deals with campaign finance violations such as we have identified in this campaign. We urge legislators, NGOs and prosecutors read this section to see just how many violations groups such as American Crossroads and the Chamber of Commerce have committed during the 2010 election. For example, the Federal Election Campaign Act prohibits foreigners from contributing to federal elections in any capacity, and the Act defines foreigner as including foreign corporations. The Chamber, however, has received hundreds of thousands in contributions from foreign corporations that have been used to target Democrats. Also, the Act prohibits using conduits to circumvent contribution limits yet American Crossroads and the Chamber routinely solicited contributions from individuals and others to get around the contribution limits to the Republican National Committee and candidates, and they used their c(4) and c(6) status to shield those contributors from disclosure.