Colorado officials are investigating whether Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., Broke the law by paying more than $ 22,000 from her campaign before paying $ 20,000 in government taxes.
Colorado Attorney General's Office Phil Weiser told The Denver Post that it was dealing with a complaint accusing Boebert of fraudulent "appropriate agencies to investigate the allegations and whether any legal action was justified."
The Denver Post reported in February 2021 that Boebert had paid more than $ 22,000 in travel expenses, raising questions from campaign finance supervisors.
Federal candidates could pay up to 57.5 cents per mile, which means that Boebert would have to travel more than 38,000 miles - more than the entire perimeter of the country - despite taking part in some announced public relations in the middle of a pandemic. events.
American Muckrakers PAC, a group that recently helped spread embarrassing photos and videos to Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the RNC, filed a complaint to Weiser earlier this month before her heavy loss.
Attorney General Janet Drake told David Wheeler, the group's president, that the department would work with the Colorado Department of Revenue and the Department of Labor and Employment "to investigate the problem," reports The New York Times.
"Colorado deserves more than just an irresponsible member of Congress," Wheeler told the newspaper. "Maybe it's time for Boebert to find another job."
Boebert, owner of Shooters Grill, has to deal with eight Department of Labor and employment taxes worth about $ 20,000 between 2016 and 2020 for non-payment of unemployment benefits.