From the daily archives: Monday, January 8, 2018

The word Plexus refers to a “complex structure containing an intricate network of parts.”  That’s a pretty apt description for the loose web of Republican-affiliated secret donors, nonprofit groups and Super PACS that are injecting millions of untraceable dollars into campaigns in Ohio and beyond. The Ohio Dark Money Plexus (ODMP) serves as one of the foremost conduits for dead end disclosure, a way to mask the identity of a political donor by passing their money through a progression of shell entities.

One pattern is for an individual donor to first transfer funds to a Limited Liability Company (LLC).  […]

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