Ex-Democratic Congressman TJ Cox Indicted for Campaign Contribution Fraud, Other Financial Crimes

Posted on AllSides August 17th, 2022
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TJ Cox, who represented California’s 21st congressional district as a Democrat from 2019 to 2021, was indicted on 28 different counts of various federal financial crimes on Tuesday.

Cox defeated incumbent Republican David Valadao in the 2018 midterm elections before falling to Valadao in a 2020 rematch. The 59-year-old ex-congressman is accused of “15 counts of wire fraud, 11 counts of money laundering, and one count of financial institution fraud, and one count of campaign contribution fraud,” according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

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