Pelosi paid husband with PAC funds

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed nearly $100,000 from her political action committee to her husband’s real estate and investment firm over the past decade, a practice of paying a spouse with political donations that she supported banning last year.

Financial Leasing Services Inc. (FLS), owned by Paul F. Pelosi, has received $99,000 in rent, utilities and accounting fees from the speaker’s “PAC to the Future” over the PAC’s nine-year history.

The payments have quadrupled since Mr. Pelosi took over as treasurer of his wife’s committee in 2007, Federal Election Commission records show. FLS is on track to take in $48,000 in payments this year alone – eight times as much as it received annually from 2000 to 2005, when the committee was run by another treasurer.

Lawmakers’ frequent use of campaign donations to pay relatives emerged as an issue in the 2006 election campaigns, when the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal gave Democrats fodder to criticize Republicans such as former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas and Rep. John T. Doolittle of California for putting their wives on their campaign and PAC payrolls for fundraising work.

More at http://www.washtimes.com/news/2008/oct/01/pelosis-pac-pays-bills-for-spouses-firm/

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3 Responses to “Pelosi paid husband with PAC funds”

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  3. Dean Jones Says:

    Way to go Nancy Pelosi! Open the flood gates – Sounds like you’re already on a roll! Maybe you can go back to the Clinton years and investigate who promoted the sub-prime mortgages… let’s say, 1995, credited with substantially increasing the number and aggregate amount of loans to small businesses and to low- and moderate-income borrowers for home loans … the decision made not to mitigate loan risk with savings deposits as do traditional banks using the new subprime authorization… IT WAS THESE VERY LOANS BY THESE VERY LENDERS THAT RESULTED IN THE DISASTER WE ARE NOW SUFFERING.

    Maybe the remarks should simply read; Dear Nancy Pelosi, Hypocrisy Has No Limits…

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