Campaign fund-raising abuses and money laundering in recent U.S. elections

Criminal networks in action

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study describes some of the campaign fundraising abuses perpetuated by Republican and Democratic operatives in connection with recent U.S. elections. Efforts to conceal the source of campaign contributions or to evade contribution and spending limits involved a variety of money laundering techniques including the use of shell companies, straw donors, and the funnelling of money through political action committees and non profit tax-exempt organizations. In addition to the brazen sale of political access, some of the more serious infractions involved the infusion of foreign money into the Republican and Democratic National Committees as well as the Clinton-Gore reelection campaign. The author concludes the crimes that were committed are explained best as organized criminality manifested as complex networks of patron-client relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-157
Number of pages47
JournalCrime, Law and Social Change
Volume34
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 2000

Fingerprint

Fund Raising
money laundering
Taxes
Crime
abuse
campaign
election
Tissue Donors
Organizations
money
fundraising
Criminality
political action
sale
taxes
offense

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Law

Cite this

@article{963895315a124754bcf42982692bcd4c,
title = "Campaign fund-raising abuses and money laundering in recent U.S. elections: Criminal networks in action",
abstract = "This study describes some of the campaign fundraising abuses perpetuated by Republican and Democratic operatives in connection with recent U.S. elections. Efforts to conceal the source of campaign contributions or to evade contribution and spending limits involved a variety of money laundering techniques including the use of shell companies, straw donors, and the funnelling of money through political action committees and non profit tax-exempt organizations. In addition to the brazen sale of political access, some of the more serious infractions involved the infusion of foreign money into the Republican and Democratic National Committees as well as the Clinton-Gore reelection campaign. The author concludes the crimes that were committed are explained best as organized criminality manifested as complex networks of patron-client relationships.",
author = "Donald Liddick",
year = "2000",
month = "9",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "34",
pages = "111--157",
journal = "Crime, Law and Social Change",
issn = "0925-4994",
publisher = "Springer Netherlands",
number = "2",

}

Campaign fund-raising abuses and money laundering in recent U.S. elections : Criminal networks in action. / Liddick, Donald.

In: Crime, Law and Social Change, Vol. 34, No. 2, 01.09.2000, p. 111-157.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Campaign fund-raising abuses and money laundering in recent U.S. elections

T2 - Criminal networks in action

AU - Liddick, Donald

PY - 2000/9/1

Y1 - 2000/9/1

N2 - This study describes some of the campaign fundraising abuses perpetuated by Republican and Democratic operatives in connection with recent U.S. elections. Efforts to conceal the source of campaign contributions or to evade contribution and spending limits involved a variety of money laundering techniques including the use of shell companies, straw donors, and the funnelling of money through political action committees and non profit tax-exempt organizations. In addition to the brazen sale of political access, some of the more serious infractions involved the infusion of foreign money into the Republican and Democratic National Committees as well as the Clinton-Gore reelection campaign. The author concludes the crimes that were committed are explained best as organized criminality manifested as complex networks of patron-client relationships.

AB - This study describes some of the campaign fundraising abuses perpetuated by Republican and Democratic operatives in connection with recent U.S. elections. Efforts to conceal the source of campaign contributions or to evade contribution and spending limits involved a variety of money laundering techniques including the use of shell companies, straw donors, and the funnelling of money through political action committees and non profit tax-exempt organizations. In addition to the brazen sale of political access, some of the more serious infractions involved the infusion of foreign money into the Republican and Democratic National Committees as well as the Clinton-Gore reelection campaign. The author concludes the crimes that were committed are explained best as organized criminality manifested as complex networks of patron-client relationships.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0034366584&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0034366584&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 34

SP - 111

EP - 157

JO - Crime, Law and Social Change

JF - Crime, Law and Social Change

SN - 0925-4994

IS - 2

ER -