A cybercriminal took tens of thousands of dollars. From cyber Sen. Jerry Moran’s campaign coffers last year. According to a form filed with the Federal Election Commission by. The Kansas Republican campaign.
In the filing, Moran for Kansas Treasurer said post-election reports revealed. The senator’s campaign was the victim of a “third-party cyber-criminal.” That included a pair of fraudulent transactions.
Treasurer Timothy E. Gottschalk told the FEC on Dec 8.
That a wire was sent on Oct. 25 to pay $345,000 in fraudulent invoices, and a second wire was sent on Nov. 9 for the same amount.
“Cybercriminals targeted the accounting firm employed by Moran for Kansas. And sent money to fraudulent bank accounts,” Kansas spokesman Tom Brandt told todaystrend News. We are currently pursuing all avenues available to recover. The money and have an ongoing investigation with the FBI. The campaign consulted with the FEC on how to report unauthorized spending.”
The campaign told the FEC in a December filing.
More details were not immediately available.
The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Moran is a member of the Senate Banking Committee. Where he serves on a subcommittee focused on financial institutions and consumer protection. He also sits on a Senate Commerce subcommittee. That deals with data protection among other committees.
Moran was first elected to the Senate in 2010. He won a third term in November with 60% of the vote.