SUSAN Collins is a Republican Senator representing the state of Maine since 1997.
Collins was first elected to the US Senate in 1996 and served as the chair of the Senate Special Committee on Aging from 2015 to 2021.
Who is Senator Susan Collins’ husband Thomas Daffron?
Collins, 68, is married to Thomas Daffron, the couple wedded in August 2012, at the Gray Memorial United Methodist Church in Maine.
Daffron, 72, is a lobbyist who worked as a chief operating officer at Jefferson Consulting Group in Washington DC from 2006 to 2016.
He consulted on Collin’s 1996, 2002 and 2008 Senate campaigns.
Daffron was also a member of the Stennis Center’s Stennis Congressional Staff Fellows Program in the 105th Congress, which is a practical, bipartisan leadership development experience for senior-level staff of the US Congress.
Is the FBI investigating Susan Collins?
The FBI is investigating what it describes as a massive scheme to illegally finance Senator Collins’ 2020 re-election bid.
According to Axios, a recently unsealed search warrant application shows the feds believe a Hawaii defense contractor – Navatek, now known as Martin Defense Group – illegally funneled $150,000 to a pro-Collins super PAC and reimbursed donations to Collins’ campaign.
Campaign finance law prohibits donors from making contributions in the name of others and also bans federal government contractors from donating.
A spokesperson for Collins said in a statement that “the Collins for Sen. Campaign had absolutely no knowledge of anything alleged in the warrant.”
Martin Kao, CEO of Navatek at the time, and his wife are accused of creating a fraudulent LLC called the Society of Young Women Scientist and Engineers in 2019 to funnel $150,000 to the 1820 PAC, which backed Collins, The Washington Post reported citing the warrant application filed in US District Court in Washington.
The FBI also cited bank records that they say show Kao and at least one another Navatek employee reimbursed several family members for more than $44,000 in personal donations to the Collins for Senator campaign committee.
The campaign committee raised more than $30 million in the 2020 election cycle, according to Open Secrets.
However, nothing in the warrant reported by Axios indicates that Collins or her staff were aware of the allegedly illegal donations.
The donations were made between June and September of 2019, Axios reports.
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