September 13, 2014

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Report: Sen. Landrieu took nine more ‘suspicious’ flights.

Louisiana U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu took nine charter flights — costing taxpayers nearly $15,000 — that coincided with campaign events where she raised over $130,000, in possible violation of federal law.

The nine flights are in addition to several others that were discovered last month.

On Friday, the Republican National Committee released records of the flights, which Landrieu expensed to her Senate office — and ultimately to taxpayers — between 2000 and 2008.

All of the flights coincided with fundraisers she held in Louisiana.

On May 31, 2000, for example, Landrieu expensed $1,531 for a flight from New Orleans to Alexandria, La. On the same day, according to records published by the RNC, she raised $28,150 from Alexandria-area businessmen.

The rest of the records are similar, with flights ranging in cost from $950 to $2,379.

If Landrieu did indeed use her Senate office account to pay for the chartered flights, that would be in violation of federal law and Senate rules, which prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars from paying for campaign activities.

If she were a Republican, the Eric Holder Justice Department would probably be moving to indict.

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