Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is taking a page out of Congressman Vern Buchanan’s (FL-16) playbook with his alleged bribery and money laundering. Yesterday the House Oversight Committee opened an investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy following allegations that he bribed employees to donate to various campaigns.
DeJoy’s alleged actions are strikingly similar to Buchanan’s past transgressions– Buchanan has been under multiple federal investigations for potentially illegal fundraising practices that amount to bribery, money laundering, and the obstruction of justice.
Buchanan’s former employees accused the Sarasota congressman of orchestrating an illegal scheme to funnel money to his campaign through his car dealership by bribing his employees to donate to his campaign— with the promise that they would be reimbursed through the corporation.
This illegal activity was confirmed by Buchanan’s former business partner Sam Kazran, who said that Buchanan had everyone from senior leadership to assistants at the dealership donating to the campaign and being reimbursed. Buchanan also allegedly offered Kazran nearly 3 million dollars to lie under oath about the scheme.
“From Representative Buchanan to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, politicians pretend they are against corruption and bribery in government, claiming that they’ll ‘drain the swamp’— when more often than not, they are deep in the swamp themselves. From his bribery, to money laundering, to obstruction of justice, Floridians deserve better than Vern Buchanan,” said Florida Democratic Party spokeswoman Alexandra Caffrey.