Legal Actions

July 7, 2016

CfA Lawsuit Seeking to Abolish Super PAC Spending

On July 7, 2016, Campaign for Accountability joined a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress and 2016 congressional candidates in filing a complaint before the Federal Election Commission seeking to end super PAC spending in US elections.

May 9, 2016

Request for Investigation of Brian Newby

On May 9, 2016, Campaign for Accountability called on Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt to investigate former Johnson County Election Commissioner Brian Newby for flagrantly violating Kansas criminal law by submitting false expenses, misusing public funds, and conspiring to cover up his conduct.

February 3, 2016

FEC Complaint Against Heaney for Congress and New York Jobs Council

On February 3, 2016, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission requesting an investigation into illegal coordination between the campaign of Andrew Heaney, who is running for Congress in New York’s 19th district, and a super PAC he appears to have established, New York Jobs Council.

October 5, 2015

Payday Lenders Ethics Complaint

On October 5, 2015, Campaign for Accountability asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate 11 members of Congress for possible criminal and ethics violations by accepting contributions from the payday lending industry shortly before or after taking official actions in support of the industry.

October 1, 2015

Martin Shkreli Congressional Investigation

On October 1, 2015, Campaign for Accountability called on two congressional committees to investigate Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, for manipulating the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory process for his personal financial gain.

June 8, 2015

Sheldon Adelson Court Filing

On June 8, 2015, Campaign for Accountability petitioned a Nevada court to release reports that may have connected Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands (LVS) casinos in Macau with criminal triads.

May 13, 2015

Silberstein SEC Complaint

On May 13, 2015, Campaign for Accountability filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of investor Stephen Silberstein against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The lawsuit challenged the refusal of the SEC to grant a rulemaking petition Mr. Silberstein filed requesting that the agency issue a regulation that would require public companies to disclose all corporate funds spent on political activities.

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