Marjorie Taylor Greene may have violated law in feud with Trump-supporting lawyer Lin Wood

BUSTED: First-term GOP congresswoman violated federal law

By Bob Brigham

Published November 2, 2021 2:41AM (EDT)

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., argues with Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., off camera, during by a Build Back Better for Women rally held by Democrats on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, September 24, 2021. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., argues with Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., off camera, during by a Build Back Better for Women rally held by Democrats on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, September 24, 2021. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-GA, has been publicly feuding with Trump-supporting lawyer L. Lin Woods — and the fallout may have revealed the first-term congresswoman violated federal law.

"Two MAGA world luminaries who have spent the better part of a year promoting some of the same election conspiracy theories—Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-GA, and QAnon-aligned lawyer Lin Wood—are now pitted against each other in a dispute that could put Greene on the wrong side of a campaign finance violation," The Daily Beast reported Monday night.

Wood reportedly accused Greene of failing to pay her bills.

"But it turns out that Wood was not representing his former ally in her personal capacity. Instead, his services went to Greene's campaign committee as it fought two defamation disputes. Worse still for Greene is Wood's claim that the Greene campaign has never paid him, raising a number of questions about the legality of their arrangement," The Beast reported.

Lin has recently accused Greene of being a "communist."

"Four campaign finance experts consulted for this article said Greene's candidate committee—Greene for Congress—appears at minimum to have violated federal financial reporting laws. They also raised concerns about illegal corporate and in-kind contributions, with some experts pointing to two possibilities in other legal realms: breach of contract, and, in a word, 'theft,' if Wood were to take an austere line in state court," The Beast reported. "Wood seems to have ruled out that option, but in a conversation with The Daily Beast, the veteran attorney claimed that Greene owes him $5,000 for legal services rendered in July and September 2020."

The legal services concerned two defamation disputes.


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"Part of the problem in this case is that Wood had already donated the maximum allowable amount to Greene before he billed her, so she would not be allowed to accept his in-kind services for free," The Beast noted. "The in-kind contribution would therefore be illegal, the campaign finance experts said."

Read the full report.

     


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