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Probe launched – Stacey Abrams’ group funnels thousands to director’s family and associates 

Stacey Abrams’ voting accessibility PAC Fair Fight seems to be paying many thousands of {dollars} to family and associates of its director who lack political expertise or experience.

The PAC, established within the wake of Abrams’ 2018 loss to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, is doling out money –  to the tune of $178,000 – to folks shut to the PAC’s director, Andre Fields.

When confronted by the accusation, Fair Fight advised Fox News it was launching an inner investigation.

‘We take these issues very critically and have initiated a complete investigation. Personnel will stay on go away pending the end result.

‘Fair Fight strives to function with the utmost integrity, as is core to our values,’ a spokesperson advised the outlet.

Fair Fight PAC political director Andre Fields (left) with gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (proper) and former President Barack Obama (middle)

The organization that Fields oversees appears to have dolled out close to $200,000 to his personal friends and family members, none of whom work or have experience in the political arena

The group that Fields oversees seems to have dolled out shut to $200,000 to his personal associates and family members, none of whom work or have expertise within the political enviornment

Abrams launched Fair Fight after her 2018 loss to incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp (R) against whom she is running this cycle

Abrams launched Fair Fight after her 2018 loss to incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp (R) towards whom she is working this cycle

The highest paid money recipient was Fields’ sister, Darius Faulk, who the PAC paid greater than $120,000 since August 2021 for her coaching guide companies, in accordance to records from the Federal Election Commission.

Faulk, nevertheless, just isn’t an skilled political organizer. She works for the Hofstra University ladies’s basketball program, the place she additionally performed as a pupil, as an assistant coach, in accordance to the varsity’s website.

In a December 2019 profile of Fields in Voyage Atlanta, the PAC director provides particular thanks to a few of his associates and contains within the listing Asa Fludd and Cruz Alvarado.

Incidentally, each have now been paid tens of thousands of {dollars} by Abrams’ PAC.

Fludd, whose LinkedIn signifies he works in computer methods and not politics, has been paid practically $29,800 since 2021, in accordance to filings.

And Alvarado was paid $29,000 in the identical timeframe for coaching and consulting companies, whereas working within the occasion trade, in accordance to her LinkedIn profile.

Despite receiving simply shy of $180,000 in sum from Fair Fight, the three so-referred to as consultants haven’t obtained funds from every other federal political committees for comparable work, in accordance to Fox.

Darius Faulk, an assistant basketball coach at Hofstra University and Fields' sister, was paid $120,000

Darius Faulk, an assistant basketball coach at Hofstra University and Fields’ sister, was paid $120,000

Asa Fludd, whom Fields has previously identified as a close friend, got $29,800

Asa Fludd, whom Fields has beforehand recognized as a detailed pal, bought $29,800

Alvarado, also a close friend of Fields, was paid $29,000

Alvarado, additionally a detailed pal of Fields, was paid $29,000

Federal Election Commission records show Fields' sister, Darius Faulk, was paid nearly $120,000 over the course of a year by Fair Fight

Federal Election Commission information present Fields’ sister, Darius Faulk, was paid practically $120,000 over the course of a year by Fair Fight

Cruz Alvarado was paid just under $30,000 by Abrams' political action committee

Cruz Alvarado was paid just below $30,000 by Abrams’ political motion committee

Asa Fludd was paid two large lump sum payments that also amounted to close to $30,000 despite no obvious political background

Asa Fludd was paid two giant lump sum funds that additionally amounted to shut to $30,000 regardless of no apparent political background 

This just isn’t the primary time Fields has been concerned with a point of controversy.

In August of 2021, he retweeted a thread from author Michael Harriot wherein he referred to the United States on the Taliban.

Abrams, a Democrat, based Fair Fight Action – a nonprofit – in 2018 following her shattering loss to now-Governor Brian Kemp (R).

The nonprofit was meant to handle voter suppression, which she blamed for her loss, and expanded its operation to embody a political arm in 2019. The community has been instrumental in serving to Abrams lay the groundwork for her second run towards Kemp, which can culminate on the polls in November.

According to the Real Clear Politics polling average, Kemp is at present up 5 level forward of Abrams, with three-and-a-half weeks till Election Day.

Abrams famously refused to concede to Kemp in 2018, a stance she has reaffirmed and defended a number of instances all through the intervening years. Though because the election attracts nearer she has sought to distance herself from comparisons between herself following her final election and former President Donald Trump in 2020.

With just weeks left until Election Day, Brian Kemp is polling ahead of Abrams in the polls, as Democrats face a tough political mood across the country

With simply weeks left till Election Day, Brian Kemp is polling forward of Abrams within the polls, as Democrats face a tricky political temper throughout the nation

Abrams famously refused to concede her 2018 loss to Kemp, arguing voter suppression stopped her from clinching the governor's mansion. She has recently attempted to distance herself from those claims as comparisons between herself and Donald Trump became ubiquitous

Abrams famously refused to concede her 2018 loss to Kemp, arguing voter suppression stopped her from clinching the governor’s mansion. She has just lately tried to distance herself from these claims as comparisons between herself and Donald Trump grew to become ubiquitous

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