FOLLOWING MONEY IN 2016 PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS

Thursday, October 26, 2017

UPDATE: Arrested/Indicted Insys Founder John Kapoor Recently Contributed To Arizona GOP, Trump, National Republicans; AZGOP Says Money Was Donated

On the day that President Donald Trump declared opioid addiction a public health emergency, the federal government arrested Insys founder and majority owner John Kapoor for fraud and racketeering in marketing its Fentanyl spray.

According to FEC records, Kapoor contributed $2,700 to Trump's Presidential campaign last year, and has contributed $1,500 to the Arizona Republican Party this year. Additional contributions in 2017 include $3,000 to the Republican National Committee and $1,500 to the National Republican Congressional Committee.

However, the political contribution that Kapoor and Insys are best known for was the $500,000 given to the Arizona committee fighting last year's initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana.

Torunn Sinclair, the Communications Director for the Arizona GOP, indicated on Twitter tonight that the Kapoor monies were "already donated".  She has not yet replied to Arizona's Politics' requests for further details.

(READ the unsealed indictment here)

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