DALY CITY, Calif. - Donations from a California family to Democratic campaigns may warrant a probe of possible violations of campaign finance laws, it was reported.
"There are red lights all over this one," Kent Cooper, a former disclosure official with the Federal Election Commission, told The Wall Street Journal in a story published Tuesday.
The six members of the Paw family, of Daly City, Calif., are among the biggest donors to New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 campaign for president, The Journal reported.
While they report their address at a tiny bungalow beneath the flight path of San Francisco International Airport, the Paws total giving ranks with residents of Manhattan's Upper East Side, The Journal reported.
Since 2005, the Paws have donated $45,000 to Clinton and $200,000 to Democratic candidates, The Journal reported.
The Paws' donations track donations made by Norman Hsu, a wealthy New York businessman who once listed the Paw home as his address, the Journal said. Hsu is one of Clinton's top fundraisers.
There is no public record or indication Hsu has reimbursed the Paws for their donations, a move which would violate federal election laws, The Journal reported.
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