It’s arguably the most-watched midterm race in America: the battle between Democrat Senate candidate John Fetterman and GOP challenger Dr. Mehmet Oz.
The polls have gone back and forth in the past few weeks, and a few have shown Oz holding the advantage. Others claim Fetterman maintains a slim edge despite losing a huge lead over the summer.
But a new violation accusation just hit Fetterman — and it could have a definite impact.
Ethics complaints are common in the world of politics, especially in regards to financial transactions. Many citizens wonder how so many elected officials get so wealthy, for example.
That’s where the Center for Accountability and Government Ethics (CAGE) comes in.
The organization filed a complaint on October 24, and it puts Fetterman front-and-center. They’re claiming that he’s in violation of a non-profit law, which could reflect poorly on his reputation.
Via The Daily Caller:
The Center for Accountability and Government Ethics (CAGE) filed a complaint on Oct. 24 alleging that Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman violated Pennsylvania non-profit law through his purchase of several properties in Braddock, Pennsylvania.
Fetterman was mayor of Braddock between 2006 and 2019, and now he’s under scrutiny for a financial investment that might be a clear violation.
The Democrat owns 8 properties and that includes a few vacant lots. The CAGE complaint alleges that Fetterman “bought and sold one of the properties in a way that violated Pennsylvania non-profit law and his organization’s charter.”
Apparently, Fetterman bought a property for $75,000 in 2007. Four years later, he sold it to Braddock Redux for just $1.
Then three years after that, Braddock Redux sold it back to Fetterman for $1,100, which means the Democrat got the property for only 8% of its market value. This odd series of transactions raised a few red flags.
Here’s a statement from the complaint:
The transaction history, the minimal value of the sale price of the property to Mr. Fetterman, and the magnitude of the discount of the property in question when compared to other properties on the same block give rise to the appearance of improper conduct.
The president of a non-profit organization directing the organization to sell an asset to the president at a below-market rate would appear to be a clear violation of fiduciary obligations.
After a questionable debate performance, it looked like Fetterman’s lead had dwindled even further.
This is the sort of news that could negatively impact the race, giving Dr. Oz a boost. However, the Democrat has the backing of both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
That may or may not help his cause, but any accusation that involves a violation could pose a problem.
Midterm voting is just days away, and it’ll be up to the PA residents to determine if Fetterman is both fit to serve, and the correct choice for Washington.
- Democrat Senate candidate John Fetterman got hit with an ethics violation complaint.
- It involves one of his 8 properties, and the odd transaction history that goes with it.
- This allegation could hurt Fetterman’s chances in his race against Dr. Oz, which is currently a toss-up.
Source: The Daily Caller