Troy Nehls Accused of Misleading Federal Filings
For the second time this week, congressional candidate Troy Nehls has been slapped with a sworn ethics violation complaint.
On Friday afternoon, Nehls was accused of falsifying filings with the Federal Elections Committee by “knowingly and intentionally misrepresenting the employer and occupation of two donors.”
The donors in question, Thomas Goodfellow and Amanda Bronsell were identified as self-employed consultants on Nehls filings when they were in fact employed by Fort Bend County where Nehls is Sheriff. Mr. Goodfellow, according to his bio on the Fort Bend County website is a subordinate to Sheriff Nehls.
The sworn complaint states that Nehls’s intent in misrepresenting this information was to deceive the public as to who is funding his campaign.
Nehls is one in a crowded field including fourteen other Republicans and five Democrats vying for the Congressional District 22 seat vacated by Pete Olson.
Earlier in the week, Nehls was accused of and Texas Ethics Commission filings show he shifted funds from his state account to his federal account, an illegal transference.
As we noted when the initial complaint was filed, transferring funds can have the effect of busting campaign contribution limits in place for federal elections.
Another candidate in the race to fill the District 22 vacancy Pierce Bush, grandson of President George H.W. Bush, was reported to have likened Catholics, other Christians to Taliban terrorists.