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July 24, 2018 Press Releases

Heller Receives MORE Illegal, “Cheap Discount” Social Media Consulting Services From Son’s Company


by Nevada Democrats

And the NV Dems have yet another receipt


The Nevada State Democratic Party has another receipt showing Sen. Dean Heller is still receiving illegal donations through a cheap family discount on services provided by his son’s Utah-based music production company, Heller Enterprises LLC. On their latest fundraising report filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Heller’s Senate campaign reported paying Heller’s son’s company another $2,500, which appears to be a similar rate to what the campaign accidentally admitted was a “cheap discount” and “below market rate” in May. This comes after the Heller campaign reported paying Heller’s son's company an additional $5,000 in the pre-primary reporting period.

In an attempt to defend these ethically questionable payments in May, Heller’s campaign made the problem worse when they admitted they received corporate services at a "cheap discount." Corporations are strictly prohibited from donating to federal campaign committees, and these in-kind contributions were never reported to the FEC. Heller Enterprises is not a paid vendor for any other federal campaign. The NV Dems filed a formal complaint with the FEC over Heller’s re-election campaign and his son admitting to violating campaign finance laws based on these payments.

Heller’s campaign has now paid Heller’s son’s company a total of $60,000 under this arrangement that appears to be illegal.

BACKGROUND

Heller For Senate Paid Heller Enterprises $2,500 Dollars For Social Media Services On 5/31/18. [Federal Election Commission, Heller for Senate, Quarter Two Report, 7/23/18]

DATE

ORGANIZATION

RECIPIENT

PAGE NUMBER

AMOUNT

5/31/18

Heller for Senate

Heller Enterprises

454

$2,500

 


 

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