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The Weekly Fix: Liars, Launderers, and Lobbyists

The fix is in. Democrat lobbyist David Miller -and his wife Lynn Wallis- were busted for embezzling more than $650,000 from a Virginia state senate campaign, setting up fake law firms to fraudulently bill employers, and stealing $482,000 from their own autism charity to fund personal travel and mortgage payments. The crimes occurred between 2010 and 2014.

Lynn Wallis wrote more than 70 fraudulent checks during her stint as campaign treasurer for Virginia State Sen. Richard Saslaw. Together, the couple lied about the nonprofit tax status of their fake charity, The Community College Consortium on Autism and Intellectual Disabilities, and used donations to pay for a vacation home and a trip to Jamaica, among other things.

David Miller and Lynn Wallis are political con artists, plain and simple. Fortunately, there are consequences for these criminals. Mrs. Wallis is currently serving 56 months in prison for her crimes, and will have to pay $1.4 million in restitution.

According to the Free Beacon, “a grand jury convened by the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Virginia indicted Miller on charges of mail and wire fraud, conspiracy to launder ‘monetary interests,’ and ‘aggravated identity theft.’” These charges could face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

After the news broke, Miller was terminated from the lobbying firm World Group Public Affairs, which is now desperately trying to distance itself from his crimes. David Miller and Lynn Wallis are both stomach-turning reminders that Washington, D.C. is filled with people trying to enrich themselves by selling lies and taking other people’s money.

It’s time to take a stand. The American people aren’t being heard by government because the game is rigged. Washington isn’t broken. It’s “fixed.”