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Americans for Public Trust v. FEC (22-1126)


On April 25, 2022, Americans for Public Trust (APT) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging the FEC failed to act on its administrative complaint. APT seeks injunctive and declaratory relief under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act).


According to the court complaint, APT filed an administrative complaint with the FEC in May 2021 against Hansjörg Wyss, the Wyss Foundation, the Berger Action Fund, the New Venture Fund (including its trademark “The Hub Project”), and the Sixteen Thirty Fund. APT asserts that the administrative complaint alleges the respondents violated various provisions of the Act by making and accepting contributions from foreign nationals, making contributions in the name of another, and failing to register and file disclosure reports.

APT asks the court to declare the Commission’s failure to act on its administrative complaint contrary to law, and order the FEC to conform with that declaration within 30 days.

Source: FEC RecordMay 2022


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