The FBI is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over possible campaign finance violations, report says

United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Washington
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The FBI is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, the Washington Post reports.
The probe concerns possible campaign finance violations at his previous company.
DeJoy was previously an executive at New Breed Logistics before joining the USPS.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy as part of an investigation into potential campaign finance violations committed by leaders of his former company, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.
DeJoy, a prominent GOP donor and logistics executive, was at New Breed Logistics before being selected as postmaster general in mid-2020.
The House Oversight Committee had already been investigating allegations that executives encouraged and gave bonuses to employees who donated money to Republican political candidates during DeJoy’s tenure at New Breed.
At congressional hearings in 2020, DeJoy repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in connection with campaign contributions made by him or other New Breed employers.
"Mr. DeJoy has learned that the Department of Justice is investigating campaign contributions made by employees who worked for him when he was in the private sector," DeJoy spokesman Mark Corallo told the Post about the FBI investigation. "He has always been scrupulous in his adherence to the campaign contribution laws and has never knowingly violated them."
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