TwoPuttTommy has been documenting the Cooked Books scandal of the Republican Party of Minnesota. Their rampant corruption and incompetence is staggering.
City Pages hints at it, but I'll just ask the question: Is the MNGOP a political party or a criminal conspiracy?
It just keeps getting worse for the MNGOP.
During a news conference this morning, Common Cause Executive Director Mike Dean announced his watchdog organization is filing criminal complaints against the MNGOP and former chairman Tony Sutton for allegedly soliciting and accepting an illegal contribution from Count Them All Properly, a then for-profit corporation that Sutton and other state Republican leaders founded in December 2010 to help pay down recount debt.
If a St. Paul city prosecutor brings charges against Sutton, he could face five years in prison and a $20,000 fine. The allegations against the MNGOP would have to be taken up by a Ramsey County prosecutor, but if penalized to the fullest extent of the law the MNGOP could be dissolved.