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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:24 AM

Ex-Trump Official Fined For Hatch Act Violation Over GOP Video With Public Housing Residents

Source: Forbes




Breaking|Apr 6, 2021,10:14am EST



The Office of Special Counsel on Tuesday announced a settlement agreement with former Trump Housing and Urban Development official Lynne Patton, who violated the Hatch Act by using her official role to produce a video for the 2020 Republican convention.
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Patton will be fined $1,000 and barred from serving in the federal government for 48 months, putting her among a small group of Trump political appointees punished for violating the Hatch Act.

Patton was found to have used her role as a regional HUD administrator to stay in New York public housing for a month and “leveraged” a relationship she made during her stay to “recruit participants to film a video that would air at the RNC.”



Several of the tenants who appeared in the video, which was highly critical of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and heaped praise on former President Trump, later said they were tricked into appearing and stated they are not Trump supporters.

Ethics watchdogs had flagged alleged Hatch Act violations by a number of Trump officials during the convention, including former HUD Secretary Ben Carson, though Patton’s were seen as some of the most egregious.
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Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/04/06/ex-trump-official-fined-for-hatch-act-violation-over-gop-video-with-public-housing-residents/?sh=5052af244bad



Hoping someone or some group is keeping a running list of the ex trump violators.




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Reply Ex-Trump Official Fined For Hatch Act Violation Over GOP Video With Public Housing Residents (Original post)
riversedge Apr 2021 OP
marble falls Apr 2021 #1
dlk Apr 2021 #2
dhol82 Apr 2021 #5
catbyte Apr 2021 #3
stillcool Apr 2021 #6
tenderfoot Apr 2021 #10
VarryOn Apr 2021 #12
tenderfoot Apr 2021 #13
VarryOn Apr 2021 #14
tenderfoot Apr 2021 #15
AZ8theist Apr 2021 #11
Sanity Claws Apr 2021 #4
obamanut2012 Apr 2021 #7
OhZone Apr 2021 #8
BradBo Apr 2021 #9

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:30 AM

1. They need to get higher on the food chain, too.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:35 AM

2. The fines need to be more significant, also

$1,000 is throw-away money to them.

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Response to dlk (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:58 AM

5. Yeah, $1000 is just pocket change to this group.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:50 AM

3. It's interesting and disturbing that the only person busted is a woman of color.

What about Kellyanne Conway's multiple violations, not to mention the entire trump crime family?

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Response to catbyte (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:39 PM

6. good point. scapegoats don't come in white.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 04:52 PM

10. I noticed that as well

eye opening for sure.

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 12:27 AM

12. I agree. They occasionally go astray...

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 12:41 AM

13. same goes for police brutality

only minority LEOs are ever held accountable.

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 12:46 AM

14. Damn humans...

And our flaws!

No matter the color, class, education, denomination, height, sexual preference, etc. We are all deficient in myriad ways. Thankfully most of us are ok people!!!

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 01:48 AM

15. Sure Jan.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:19 PM

11. Exactly.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:57 AM

4. Can I have some more, please?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:03 PM

7. Of course the black woman Trumper is the only one busted

JFC.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:11 PM

8. Shouldn't Comey be fined -

about 5 trillion for helping Rump in 2016?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 03:27 PM

9. Are you freaking kidding me.

Why not Conway and that bitch Ivanka and that asshole Donald too. Why the minions first, come on Biden.

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