GOP Madison Cawthorn reportedly violated the federal STOCK act which requires lawmakers to report the investments in 45 days after making them regarding the controversial LGB Coin as we can see more today in our latest cryptocurrency news.
The latest financial statement by GOP Madison Cawthorn showed he hadn’t disclosed the purhcases of the controversial LGB coin in time. The news came after the House Ethics Committee announced an investigation on the Congressmen for their involvement in the pump and dump crypto project dubbed “Let’s Go, Brandon.” As the first member of the US congress born in the 1990s, the republican representative lost his bid in his party election and he even faces controversy now about the meme crypto LGB coin. Madison Cawthron is proven to fail to report the stakes in the meme coin named “Let’s Go Brandon” which is a violation of the 2012 Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge Act or the STOCK act.
As per the financial disclosures released on Friday, the congressman purchased up to $250,000 worth of the coin in December, and then the same month, he purchased up to $265,000 worth of ETH. It is not illegal for lawmakers to trade crypto but they have to report the purchase within 45 days after making them so, in Cawthron’s case, he reported the investmetns about 5 months later. With the rising interest in crypto, the House Committee on Ethics published a memorandum to the staffers in 2018 and noted that the financial disclosure filings have to include ownership details of sales or purchases of crypto worth more than $1000.
He could now face a minimum fee of $200 but he could also receive a waive from the House Committee on Ethics while he joined 60 other lawmakers who failed to disclose stock trades made by themselves, spouses, or a dependent child. The LGB coin peaked at a market cap of $570 million by the end of last year but the coin crashed to zero In a month. The project was re-launched after the collapse but then fell back to about nothing. The NASCAR drier Brandon Brown revealed the project will be the main sponsor for his 2023 season so the news created a huge buzz and the token surged in value.
A few days before the disaster happened, Cawthron posted on his Instagram and chanted for the crypto to “go to the moon.” it was seen by regulators that the Congressman had advanced non-public knowledge of the deal with Brown and benefited from the trades.
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