A new Project Veritas undercover video reveals what appears to be campaign staffers for Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke “illegally using campaign resources to buy supplies and help transport Honduran aliens.” Video highlights include staffers discussing where they can buy food for asylum seekers with unmarked receipts so that it can be accounted for as a campaign event “like the Halloween events” and using prepaid cards to do it because “all that s**t can be totally masked.” According to Project Veritas’ lawyers, such efforts would violate the FEC’s rules against personal use and misreporting, particularly Section 1001, which penalizes making false statements to the federal government. Fines and jail time range from $10,000 or 200 percent of the funds involved and imprisonment of up to five years.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released an undercover sting video on Thursday night that appears to show campaign staffers for Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke “illegally using campaign resources to buy supplies and help transport Honduran aliens,” according to Project Veritas.
The video, which comes just a few days before the midterm elections, poses potential legal problems for the O’Rourke campaign. A Project Veritas Action attorney who reviewed the footage released the following statement:
The material Project Veritas Action Fund captured shows campaign workers covering up the true nature of spending of campaign funds and intentionally misreporting them. This violates the FEC’s rules against personal use and misreporting. It also violates Section 1001, making a false statement to the federal government. The FEC violations impose civil penalties, including fines of up to $10,000 or 200 percent of the funds involved. Violations of Section 1001 are criminal and include imprisonment of up to five years.