Sometimes the Crony Capitalists Get Caught

Democratic representative Linda Sanchez (Calif.) has pulled out of the race to head the House Democratic Caucus after her husband’s hand was caught in the crony cookie jar.

Sanchez’s husband was one of five individuals with ties to a Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Corporation that steered more than $800,000 in funds to personal trips without the board voting or approval from member towns, which is required.

The money was used for the personal trips, private airfare, sporting event tickets, gifts, golf fees, lavish hotel accommodations, and meals.

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