Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) sued the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) today for failing to act for more than two years on complaints against Coalition for Progress’s dark money laundering scheme.

In February 2016, CREW filed complaints against the Coalition for Progress, a New Jersey-based group reportedly supporting Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, as well as a sham company used to launder money to the super PAC. The complaint also targeted the donor who attempted to hide their identity. DE First Holdings gave a $1,000,000 contribution to the Coalition for Progress the day after it was formed. As it had no known business activity, it is virtually impossible for that million dollars to have come from the company and not a hidden donor.

CREW respectfully requests that the Court declare the FEC’s failure to act on CREW’s administrative complaint is contrary to law, and order the FEC to act on the administrative complaint within 30 days.

Lawsuit Documents