Wisc. Ethics Panel Recommends Charges Against Trump PAC

The Wisconsin Ethics Commission on Friday recommended prosecutors pursue a slew of felony charges against one of former President Donald Trump’s political action committees and a Republican state lawmaker related to an effort to unseat Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.

The commission alleges that Trump’s fundraising committee and state Rep. Janel Brandtjen, a Trump ally, conspired in a scheme to evade campaign finance laws to support the Republican primary challenger to Vos in 2022, Adam Steen.

The panel also claims Trump’s Save America PAC, Brandtjen, Republican Party officials in three counties, and Steen’s campaign conspired to avoid state fundraising limits in the effort to defeat Vos, steering at least $40,000 into the bid.

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