Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 25, 2023 / 09:35 am
A noted Catholic conservative activist who for years has played a significant role in the selection of U.S. judges is under investigation by the D.C. attorney general following allegations of improper spending at several nonprofit groups to which he is connected.
Leonard Leo, the head of D.C.-based consulting firm CRC Advisors, is currently being investigated by Washington, D.C., Attorney General Brian Schwalb, according to Politico, which cited “a person with direct knowledge of the probe.”
The extent and purpose of the investigation is unclear, though it comes several months after the left-wing Campaign for Accountability (CfA) filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service alleging improper payments at what it called “Leo-affiliated nonprofits.”
Among those nonprofits are the 85 Fund, the Federalist Society, the Concord Fund, and several other prominent conservative political groups that distribute funding to major conservative causes.