The final days of Virginia’s gubernatorial elections are not looking promising for Democrat Terry McAuliffe. In addition to slipping in the polls, now National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) is asking the FEC to “promptly investigate” if a $350,000 donation that McAuliffe received from a foreign national.
According to Townhall:
LycaTel LLC, owned by Sri Lankan-British national Allirajah Subaskaran, gave McAuliffe $350,000 in July, the Free Beacon first reported in early October. The company is a New Jersey subsidiary of Subaskaran’s U.K.-based telecom conglomerate, which boasts a complicated web of offshore businesses and has been the subject of tax-fraud and money-laundering charges in France.
The Washington Free Beacon’s Alana Goodman also cited multiple experts in her reporting on McAuliffe’s campaign violations.
“Terry McAuliffe has a history of accepting foreign contributions. The FEC must fully investigate these serious charges that he accepted $350,000 in illegal foreign contributions for his current campaign,” said Paul Kamenar, counsel to NLPC, who drafted and filed the complaint.
McAuliffe, who ran for governor in the 2009 Democratic primary and ran and won in 2013, has indeed been subject to investigation before over campaign donations.
As was first reported by CNN in May 2016, McAuliffe the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department’s public integrity unit.
McAuliffe’s campaign has been in a freefall as he struggles to take a commanding lead over Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin.