Politics & Policy

Pro-Romney PAC Receives $1 Million From Mysterious Company

A company that donated $1 million to a PAC supporting Mitt Romney was dissolved weeks after the donation was made. From NBC News:

 

The company, W Spann LLC, was formed in March by a Boston lawyer who specializes in estate tax planning for “high net worth individuals,” according to corporate records and the lawyer’s bio on her firm’s website.

The corporate records provide no information about the owner of the firm, its address or its type of business.

Six weeks later, W Spann LLC made its million-dollar donation to Restore Our Future — a new so-called “super PAC” started by a group of former Romney political aides to boost the former Massachusetts governor’s presidential bid. It listed its address as being in a midtown Manhattan office building that has no record of such a tenant.

The Boston lawyer, Cameron Casey, dissolved the company on July 12 — two weeks before Restore Our Future made its first campaign filing of the year reporting the donation from the now-nonexistent company, the corporate records show.

The owners of the property at the Manhattan address W Spann LLC had listed told NBC they did not have a tenant of that name ever renting space in the building. However, Bain Capital — Romney’s old firm — does have offices at that address. Furthermore, Cameron Casey works for a company that has Bain Capital among their clients.

Reached for  comment, a Romney aide said, “Restore our Future is an independent entity, so I cannot comment to their contributions.”

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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