Leader of Put Vets First! PAC puts vets last, lines his (and telemarketers’) pockets
The leader of a veterans-focused political action committee rapidly increased payments to himself late last year, following a Center for Public Integrity investigation into his political and charitable operations.
Brian Arthur Hampton, a retired Army major and treasurer of the Put Vets First! PAC, paid himself $20,350 in December 2017 alone — more than three times his compensation in December 2016, according to new disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission. Few leaders of federal PACs earn that much money.
In all, Hampton paid himself $110,000 from his PAC during 2017. MORE…