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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 [View all]

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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