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Unbelievable! Shocking GOP Power Couple’s Mind-Blowing Settlement in Historic Campaign Finance Probe Will Leave You Speechless!

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Massachusetts Republican Couple Settles Campaign Finance Violations

Largest Amounts Paid by Candidate Committees in State

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office has reached settlements with a Republican couple and others following an investigation into campaign finance violations. According to Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell, these settlements involve the largest amounts ever paid by candidate committees to resolve cases after campaign finance investigations.

Contributions Funneling Allegations

The Office of Campaign and Political Finance conducted an investigation into contributions from Republican state Senator Ryan Fattman’s campaign committee to his wife, Worcester County Register of Probate Stephanie Fattman’s committee during her 2020 reelection campaign. The investigation revealed that Ryan Fattman’s campaign donated funds to the Republican State Committee and the Sutton Republican Town Committee, which were then used to support Stephanie Fattman’s campaign with over 500,000 mailers.

Campbell stated that the contributions exceeded the legal limit of $100 for contributions made by one candidate to another. The total amount funneled, more than $160,000, with $137,000 flowing through the Republican State Committee, violated campaign finance regulations.

Settlement Details

Under the settlement, Stephanie Fattman and her committee will pay the full amount of impermissible contributions that were funneled through the Republican State Committee, totaling $137,000. Ryan Fattman will pay $55,000, while Donald Fattman, Ryan Fattman’s father and former treasurer of his campaign committee, will pay $10,000.

In a statement, Ryan Fattman expressed gratitude for putting the matter behind them and praised the professionalism of the Attorney General’s Office. He also claimed that he and his wife were victims of political persecution and suggested a double standard for Republicans in the heavily Democratic state.

Additional Settlements Made

Last month, the Massachusetts Republican State Committee reached a settlement agreement with the Attorney General’s Office in the same campaign finance violation case. The committee has agreed to pay a total of $15,000 by December.

The Sutton Republican Town Committee, which also faced allegations, entered into an agreement to pay the remaining balance of its committee bank account, amounting to over $5,200. As part of the agreement, Anthony Fattman, Ryan Fattman’s brother and chair of the Sutton Republican Town Committee, will resign.


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