Michelle DuBois Screwed Up Again: Soliciting Pity Campaign Donations Using PayPal Violates Campaign Finance Laws
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The Michelle DuBois story just won’t go away. The other day we broke the news that the Brockton State Rep obcstructed justice when she tipped off drug dealers that federal agents were conducting a raid:
After it became national news she jumped on the opportunity to cash in by soliciting funds for her campaign slush fund:
But……..since Michelle DuBois likes to post things before making sure they are legal first, it turns out she violated ANOTHER law. This time it was a campaign finance law, according to a letter sent to the director of the OCPF:
Michael Sullivan, Director
Office of Campaign and Political Finance
One Ashburton Pl # 411
Boston, MA 02108
Dear Mr. Sullivan,
On behalf of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, I request OCPF to review the campaign committee of State Rep. Michelle DuBois and her use of a PayPal account that appears to be in violation of state campaign finance law. (See State Rep. DuBois’ PayPal here: https://www.facebook.com/michelle.dubois.52056 and below).
OCPF’s regulations require that a political committee that solicits contributions using PayPal must request occupation and employer information from contributors giving $200 or more in a year before directing the contributors to the PayPal site. In addition, the website must require contributors to certify, with an affirmative action, that they are responsible for making payments on the credit card and that the contributor’s personal funds will be the true source of the contributions. (See November 29, 2011 Agency Action Letter: http://files.ocpf.us/pdf/actions/orrall_11.pdf). It appears Rep. DuBois’ PayPal site is in violation of both requirements.
In response to OCPF’s review of a similar case (see November 2011 Agency Review), if the committee did not receive affirmative replies for the contributions in question, those contributions must be refunded. Such contributions must be returned as part of restitution, as the monies constitute an illegal advantage.
On behalf of the members of The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, thanks so much.
Paul Diego Craney
Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance
Basically, the OCPF monitors who donates what to political campaigns, because there are limits. And if campaigns were allowed to accept money from randoms on PayPal, there would be no way to trace who is giving what money. Corporations could get around campaign finance law by making a bunch of PayPal accounts and sending her $500 at a time from 100 different accounts. It’s campaign finance 101 to avoid doing something dumb like this at all costs.
But then again Michelle DuBois is not a smart person. At least she was smart enough to take it down, which shows you that someone called her up and told her that what she was doing is completely illegal. Keep in mind, she believes that she is doing such a good job that she was worthy of a 40% raise just a couple months ago. What’s scary is that this person is in charge of making laws that affect all of us. Is anyone from East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, or East Brockton gonna step up in 2018 to run against this idiot? Because I think she’s too stupid to resign.
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considering the fact that the whole family of dubois has a sister alive and well and disowned….after her own mother sued the daughter and when the daughter refused to pay disowned her……….this gives you an idea of just how dispicable this family is…but do not ask me…check the attorney of record………albert e grady representing the mother diane dubois against her own daughter mabel hazelton. She sued her own daugher for 8,000 for the care of her own flesh and blood after a terrible accident that broke both her legs then told the family the girl was dead because she was one of the followers of david kouresh in waco texas completely false and michelle knows about it……..the nut does not fall far from the tree.
Turtleboy, you are so wrong. Me. Dubois did a brave thing and should be commended.
Won’t be long before the feds have her on camera stuffing bribe money in her bra.
I dont see this story on the turtlegram
Still hung up on this elected ratchet trying to intefer with immigration enforcement. Ratchet behavior.
Now that she’s received national attention, she may end up becoming our next U.S. Senator if Elizabeth Warren is elected President, which could happen.
I truly fear for the future of our country.
Two hell in a hand basket !
Wait, I got this one…..*to hell……(that was close)
Warren could not be elected President. Only Massachusetts is stupid enough to put her in the Senate, unelectable on a National level.
Princess Screeching Owl would cause everyone to turn off the sound whenever she was on the radio or TV.
I’m really starting think this chicks mother got cunt punted and it brain damaged it.
*to think* oops
“D” = Do whatever the fuck You want…
Point of clarification. Using Paypal does not violate any OCPF regulations. If and this is an if she is not tracking the occupation of people who donate more than $200. This is easy enough to get around because you can simply list self employed. This article was slightly misleading.
So isn’t that still fraud? I’m not following you?
It might be. It might not be. We don’t know yet. Nor will we, until the donations are reported to OCPF. OCPF does not track the donations in real time. Thats why they have a reporting period.. If everyone on Paypal donated $200 or less then nothing was done wrong. If someone did donate more than $200 then yes, something is amiss. My point is the headline is way too misleading.
Um you are an idiot. These people campaign year round and this is actually NOT a violation of campaign finance laws. You should probably get your facts straight before writing, oh I forgot this is not a real news outlet and the media now a days can be Joe the Garbage man. Good attempt at making a bad situation worse. Your the reason why this country is so divided and looking at all these “people” who posted these vicious things on your site, they are included. Karma..
Ok Joe… I’ll help ya out… But you still have to read… Can you do that? I know you can…
“OCPF’s regulations require that a political committee that solicits contributions using PayPal must request occupation and employer information from contributors giving $200 or more in a year before directing the contributors to the PayPal site. In addition, the website must require contributors to certify, with an affirmative action, that they are responsible for making payments on the credit card and that the contributor’s personal funds will be the true source of the contributions. (See November 29, 2011 Agency Action Letter: see above for link.). It appears Rep. DuBois’ PayPal site is in violation of both requirements.”
Joe is delusional, not illiterate. He’s the reason fake news is so profitable.
Not quite. But soon enough, Karma will be coming for dipshits like YOU, “Joe”. Now go back to swinging from your mommy’s nipple hair and playing with your cheeto dick.
I love nothing more than seeing the doodhnozzles who fein intelligence using the “*” to attempt and correct someone elses their/there/they’re when it is already being used properly. Heeeere’s your sign….
Spelling errors < syntax errors
I’m guessing Ryan was correcting the your in ‘illegal immigrant lover’ Joe’s improper use. ‘Your the reason why…’
His *you’re was for Joe’s post “Your the reason why this country is so divided….”
But fein is feign for the New clown.
And dooshnozzles should really be “douche nozzles”. Spelling < Syntax
And my apologies to ryan , pardon my ignorance to which comment you were replying.
Couldn’t agree more about the karma. That’s why Trump is President you fuck nut. Now go back on your knees and keep suckin the head of the Crime Families cock you asshole
Clearly you do not understand campaign laws if you are actually saying this so maybe YOU should get your facts straight. “You can’t fix stupid”
Sorry I raised an idiot……
Another genius, who doesn’t know why she is in state government. She could have blood on her hands too, guaranteed.
Of course she knows why she’s there: For “this struggle for quality of life on behalf of: working families, low-income people, people of color, and those most marginalized by society.”
You know, all the shitty SJW Democrat catch phrases. And her 40% fatter taxpayer-funded paycheck is a good reason, too.
Will she be censured or publicly admonished by her fellow Representatives? Probably not as nobody but average Joe citizens face repercussions for their actions. Thank goodness TB exposes her and shames her illegal activities. Some consolation to us. Of course if she were a Republican she would be crucified. You know how it works
This just keeps getting better!
It’s all good. She’s a democrat. Laws don’t apply to them.
DuBois Siting! For all you loyal turtle riders out there- At 5am this morning, while at Logan Airport, while being scanned at a security checkpoint (with no phone in my possession) I told my girlfriend that I was pretty sure I made eye contact with Dumbell DuBois. I was in Terminal B at the time and observed her with a short haired blonde woman. My girl asked if I was sure, and I said there was only one way to find out…..Still without my phone in my hand, as she was leaving the screening area, I screamed out “Michelle”!!!!! To my girl’s surprise, the ratchet’s head almost twisted off her shoulders, as she turned back and bolted from the screening area. We all had a good laugh, and after being up for roughly 24 hours, the only thing that would have made this priceless, was to get a pic or video of this slob and get her to lose her mind and scream that she needs a restraining order…. I wish I could have gotten a pic for TB!
Maybe she was headed to Washington for an Immigration reform meeting.
Probably going to be tonight’s featured guest for Madcow on MSNBC. Then she can do interviews for CNN, ABC, CBS,NBC, and a live shot on Good Morning America.
She’s going to cash in on this. She’s the new poster child for the traitorous Democrats.
Jamie Eldridge was on Tucker Carlson last night defending her Of course he came across as a clueless fool
no she was going to vegas with the go fund me pay pal account she created the day before