Division of Justice investigates US postmaster Louis DeJoy of Greensboro for fundraising | Native authorities
U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington in February. The Justice Department is investigating DeJoy, a Greensboro businessman, for political fundraising in his former shop. Federal agencies have summoned DeJoy over the past few weeks and interviewed current and former employees of DeJoy and his company, the Washington Post reported.
Graeme Jennings, Associated Press
ERIC TUCKER and ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over political fundraising in his former shop, a DeJoy spokesman said Thursday.
Federal agencies have summoned DeJoy over the past few weeks and interviewed current and former employees of DeJoy and his company, the Washington Post reported. Mark Corallo, a DeJoy spokesman, confirmed an investigation in a statement to The Associated Press.
“Mr. DeJoy has learned that the Department of Justice is investigating campaign contributions from employees who worked for him while he was in the private sector. He has always followed and never knowingly violated campaign contributions laws,” said Corallo .
The authority did not want to comment on the investigation.
DeJoy, a wealthy ex-logistics manager from Greensboro, has been mired in controversy since taking over the postal service last summer and introducing policy changes that delayed the post before the 2020 election when there were a ton of postal ballot papers.
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Last year, DeJoy underwent additional scrutiny after the newspaper reported that five employees who worked for his former company, New Breed Logistics, said they were asked by DeJoy’s employees or by DeJoy himself to write checks and participate in political fundraisers at DeJoys Villa in North Carolina. Two former employees told the newspaper that DeJoy would later give larger bonuses to help reimburse dues.