Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Economy

Kansas Republican Sen. Moran says ‘cyber-criminal’ stole nearly $700K from campaign

The FBI is investigating allegations that cyber criminals stole nearly $700,000 from Kansas Republican Senator Jerry Moran’s campaign, according to a letter the campaign sent to the Federal Elections Committee.

On Dec. 8, 2022, Moran campaign treasurer Timothy Gottschalk notified the FEC of ‘fraudulent activity by a third-party cyber-criminal’ that was included in the campaign’s finance reporting, according to a Form 99 filing. 

Moran’s campaign informed the FEC that on Nov. 14, their office was contacted by Astra Bank and notified of potentially fraudulent activity concerning two wire transfers to SRCP Media Inc. that totaled $690,000. 

The first wire transfer was sent on Oct. 25, for $345,000 and the second wire was sent on Nov. 9, for $345,000. 

The letter states that Moran’s campaign reported the alleged theft to the Republic County Kansas Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 16. From there the case was transferred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and remains under investigation.

On Nov. 23, Moran’s campaign was notified by Astra Bank that $168,184.03 of the Nov. 9 wire transfer was recovered from Wells Fargo Bank, according to the letter. 

The FEC filing was first reported by Raw Story, a left-wing progressive news website. 

Fox News has reached out to Moran’s office for comment. 

‘Cyber criminals targeted the accounting firm employed by Moran For Kansas and money was wired to fraudulent bank accounts,’ a Moran campaign spokesman told the Kansas City Star. ‘As soon as a discrepancy was realized, it was reported to law enforcement.’

‘We are currently pursuing all avenues available to recover the money and there is an ongoing investigation with the FBI,’ the spokesman added. 

Moran handedly won reelection to a third term in the Senate in November, defeating Democrat Mark Holland 60.1% to 36.9%. Moran’s campaign spent more than $4.6 million in the 2022 election cycle, according to FEC filings. 

READ THE FEC FILING. APP USERS: CLICK HERE:

This post appeared first on FOX NEWS

You May Also Like

Investing

Each quarter, our investment team comments on the markets and economy over the past quarter and looks forward at what the next period might...

Investing

As a parent, grandparent, guardian, or even an aunt or uncle, you want the best for the children you love and take care of....

Editor's Pick

Creating a comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) platform to enable the transformation to a smarter, more sustainable planet Transaction brings together the ultra-low power...

Editor's Pick

Quectel Wireless Solutions, a leading global IoT solutions provider, today demonstrates an advanced automotive safety integrity levels (ASIL) solution for the automotive market. The...

Disclaimer: BeTrulySatisfied.com, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively “The Company”) do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.


Copyright © 2023 BeTrulySatisfied.com