Sorry, friends, the Internet is cold binging on reports of Herman Cain’s rank corrupt awfulness today, including this one that probably would have been higher up the list if it weren’t for the fact that it lacks TEH SEXXX but is no less terrible: Herman Cain’s cancer shilling goon squad captain Mark Block started a short-lived shell corporation “Prosperity USA” to funnel $40,000 to Cain’s campaign early this year for fancy pants iPads and private jet trips, which the campaign then promptly “forgot” to report to the FEC, because it’s crazy illegal. Given how monumentally difficult it is to violate post-Citizens United federal election laws permitting unlimited corporate donations these days, it’s pretty top-notch stupidity!
Here’s the thing about Mark Block: he’s a serially corrupt Kochsucker virus who was banned from Wisconsin politics for election fraud, which in America means “promote him, immediately” to running a presidential campaign famous only for being entertaining in its ridiculousness. But who knows why Mark Block thought “no one would notice” if he just started making things up about the monies? It’s probably a common confusion for a two-bit political operative clown who just knows that shadowy corporate dollar$ go invisible after your candidate gets elected but is not smart enough to realize how the timeline works.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:
It is not known if Cain’s election fund eventually paid back Prosperity USA, which now appears defunct. The candidate’s federal election filings make no mention of the debt, and the figures in the documents don’t match payments made by the candidate’s campaign.
Election law experts say the transactions raise a host of questions for the private organization, which billed itself as a tax-exempt nonprofit, and the Cain team.
“If the records accurately reflect what occurred, this is way out of bounds,” said a Washington, D.C.-based election lawyer who advises many Republican candidates and conservative groups on campaign issues. The lawyer asked not to be identified because of those affiliations.