Wyly Billionaire Brothers Gave Millions to Republican Candidates
July 30, 2010
US (ChattahBox) – A analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics has found that the Wyly brothers gave millions of dollars to right-wing campaigns over the last several years, the Huffington Post reports.
Charles and Samuel Wyly have recently been charged by the SEC as conducting massive fraud, gaining $550 million in securities schemes.
Of that money, at least $2.5 million of it has gone to various right-wing politicians, including a full $100,000 that went to George W. Bush during his 2000 bid for the presidency.
More than 199 others have benefited from the stolen money, such as Sam Brownback (R-KS) and John Thune (R-SD). Samuel Wyly was also a major contributor to the controversial Swift Boat campaign back in the 2004 elections.
Charles Wyly has been a contributor to the Tea Party movement through FreedomWorks PAC, and $10,000 was given in early June to the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee.
These are only a few examples, and even family members have been involved, such as Sam’s son Andrew, and his contribution to John McCain during the last election cycle.
It is always nice to see criminals giving back to fund politicians with dirty money, isn’t it?