Skip to comments.DC Government Investigating Cochran Aide For Potential 'Illegal Rental' To Cochran
Posted on 05/29/2014 2:20:22 PM PDT by cotton1706
JACKSON, Mississippi The D.C. government is investigating whether Kay Webber, a longtime aide to Sen. Thad Cochran, properly registered her house for commercial uses, including renting out a basement apartment that Cochran lives in.
Webber rents the apartment to Cochran, rents the second floor of her house as a venue for campaign fundraisers and other events including to Cochran's campaign and rents her house as a bed and breakfast, according to personal financial disclosure statements she filed with the Senate.
But a records search with the District of Columbia Department of Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) found no paperwork indicating she registered her house for those commercial purposes.
We received a complaint alleging that there was an illegal rental at that address, and we are going to evaluate that complaint just as we do all others that come to us, DCRA spokesman Matt Orlins said in an email to Breitbart News. At this point, though, the sole basis for that evaluation is the complaint that we received.
Orlins added that if there is a violation, it would be a civilnot criminalmatter, and could result in a fine of up to $2,000.
The missing paperwork was first reported by Breitbart News in a story about whether the payments to Webber by Cochran's campaign may have run afoul of campaign finance rules. In an interview for that story, a lawyer for Cochran, William McGinley, said he had no response for whether Webber had filed proper paperwork with the D.C. government to rent the apartment.
In your apartment building, is it all up to code? McGinley's partner, former Federal Election Commission chairman Don McGahn, also asked.
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Sounds just about as serious as impure thoughts on a steamboat landing.
Cochran needs to be sent back to Miss. To spend more time with his fam.
That old snake deserves everything bad that’s duly coming to him.
Let’s be sure to watch our local news this evening and tonight.
Keep praying for Chris McDaniel.
He’s such a GOOD man.
He just has to win and remember to vote on June 3, and get everyone you know to vote for him and tell them to get everyone they know and likewise and so on and so forth!!!!
We can do this!!!
I’m willing to bet that the only guest that her B&B has ever had is one each Thad Cochran (R), Senator from Mississippi. And the only political events that she rented her house out for were Democrat political events.
Will the people of Mississippi know this by primary election day?
no kidding...his expiration date has long passed
Whatever your views on Cochran, this flies in the face of a puff piece on NBC about 3 high-ranking Dem Congresswomen “sharing” a house in DC. I’m sure there was some kind of illegal renting going on, but there was no investigation of it. This is just DC partisan politics as usual.
And as for Webber, if Cochran did pay rent, then she is required to report it as income on her tax return....now where's the IRS when you really need it? (G)