A Big Private Prison Operator May Have Illegally Funded a Trump Super PAC

GEO Group—one of the largest private prison operators in the country—has been accused for violating a federal political contribution ban.

by Keegan Hamilton
Dec 20 2016, 8:18pm

Few organizations stand to benefit from Donald Trump's presidency as much as the GEO Group. It's one of the largest private prison operators in the United States—and it's accused of breaking the law to help put Trump in the White House.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) received new information on Tuesday from the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog, about a complaint alleging that the GEO Group violated a federal ban on political contributions by government contractors.

The complaint, obtained by VICE News, accuses the GEO Group of using one of its subsidiaries, GEO Corrections Holding Inc., to make more than $225,000 worth of illegal contributions to Rebuilding America Now, a pro-Trump super PAC.

Read more at VICE News

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