On Feb. 16, Hatch Act Unit Chief Ana Galindo-Marrone responded to our inquiry and affirmed the case against Betsy DeVos was still open. She promised to send us a letter with her determination once the investigation was complete.
Did DeVos try to divert taxpayers dollars from the CARES Act to wealthy, private schools or schools in swing states to benefit the Trump re-election effort?
A tracking service reveals the “Seaquest” often summers in Lake Michigan, winters in the Caribbean. Is it tax avoidance or tax evasion?
An attorney with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel was quick to respond to C&BP’s complaint alleging Secretary DeVos broke the law, saying we “will open a file to address this matter.”
The 1937 Hatch Act is clear: Officials of the U.S. government must not use their authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election. Nor may they engage in political activity while on duty.
By registering their $40M, 164-foot “Seaquest” yacht in the Caymans, the DeVos family appears to save an estimated $2.4M in Michigan taxes annually that could fund more school nurses.