Rep. William Lacy Clay (D., Mo.) continues to push campaign funds to a law firm run by his sister, which has now received nearly $1 million in payments since first appearing on the campaign’s payroll 16 years ago, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
The St. Louis Democrat’s campaign committee, Clay Jr. for Congress, reported directing $27,000 in disbursements to the Law Office of Michelle C. Clay, LLC, a firm owned by the congressman’s sister, during the first quarter of 2018, which spans from Jan. 1 to March 30.
The firm is located just miles outside of Washington, D.C., in Bethesda, Md., and has very little information publicly available on its operations outside of its business records filed with the state of Maryland. It also does not have a website and appears to be a residential address.
The disbursements were marked for fundraising, community organizing, and compliance purposes. Clay’s campaign also paid $6,000 to Fraioli & Associates, a Washington, D.C.-based firm that specializes in fundraising, in addition to the payments to his sister’s firm.
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