Mystery Firm Gives $1 Million to Pro-Romney Group, Then Dissolves
By Michael Isikoff / msnbc.msn.com
Aug 4, 2011

A corporation that contributed $1 million to a political action committee supporting the presidential bid of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has been dissolved just four months after being formed. The company's fold, and its relationship to the Romney campaign, provides a vivid example of how secret campaign cash is being funneled into the political system in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, and the general breakdown of campaign finance disclosure.

The company, W Spann LLC, was formed in March by a Boston lawyer who specializes in estate tax planning for “high net worth individuals,” according to corporate records and the lawyer’s bio on her firm’s website.

The corporate records provide no information about the owner of the firm, its address or its type of business.

Six weeks later, W Spann LLC made its million-dollar donation to Restore Our Future — a new so-called “super PAC” started by a group of former Romney political aides to boost the former Massachusetts governor’s presidential bid. It listed its address as being in a midtown Manhattan office building that has no record of such a tenant.

0.0 ·
0
Trending Today
Aid in Reverse: How Poor Countries Develop Rich Countries
Jason Hickel6,589 views today ·
It’s Time for a National $15 Minimum Wage
Bernie Sanders and Patty Murray5,658 views today ·
10 Films That Make It Easy to See How Our Economy Is Killing the Planet
Tim Hjersted5,092 views today ·
The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World
Films For Action4,092 views today ·
The Impossible Hamster
1 min3,490 views today ·
Get Out of the Materialism Trap NOW
10 min2,312 views today ·
The Top 100 Documentaries Inspiring the Shift to a Sustainable Paradigm (2012 Edition)
Films For Action2,131 views today ·
Tomorrow: Take Concrete Steps To A Sustainable Future
2 min1,684 views today ·
50 Eco-Conscious Documentaries to Celebrate Earth Day (That You Can Watch Online)
Films For Action1,155 views today ·
Load More
What's Next
Stealing a Nation (2004)
56 min
Blackfish (2013)
83 min
The Intersection Between Justice and Sustainability: Voices and Views from South Phoenix (2011)
44 min
Like us on Facebook?
Mystery Firm Gives $1 Million to Pro-Romney Group, Then Dissolves