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Jeb Bush PAC Fined $400,000 for Soliciting Donations from Chinese Billionaires

A political action committee created in support of Jeb Bush’s 2016 campaign for President is being handed one of the biggest fines in FEC history for taking money from a Chinese billionaire.

Right to Rise USA took the donation, which is said to have been $1.3 million, from two Chinese nationals- Gordon Tang and Huaidan Chen, executives at a company called American Pacific International Capital. Neil Bush, a brother of Jeb and President George W. Bush, is a board member of the company, asked the executives for the donation, according to reporting from Mother Jones.

The Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Committee in regards to the large donation after reporting from The Intercept highlighted the potential violations of election laws that occurred through the donation.

After litigation proceedings, the Jeb Bush PAC has agreed to pay $390,000 in fines, and APIC will pay $550,000. The total sum represents the largest fine ever issued by the FEC for foreign election interference.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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