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Andy Duong stands with Attorney General Aaron Ford (Screenshot: Instagram)

AG Ford Received Donations From Donors Under FBI investigation For Campaign Contribution Laundering Scheme

In 2022, AG Ford received a total of $16,000 in campaign contributions from Andy and David Duong

By Megan Barth, June 26, 2024 2:17 pm

This story has been updated to included an emailed statement from Attorney General Aaron Ford.

ABC7 News reports that a California man, his father, and their company are under an active FBI investigation for a campaign contribution laundering scheme primarily involving Democratic politicians.

According to ABC7 News analysis of state and federal data, Andy Duong and his father David Duong contributed over $250,000 to 28 California candidates, yet ABC also reports that Duong’s reach extended beyond the borders of California and into Nevada.

Within their report, Andy Duong is pictured with then-candidate Aaron Ford on Duong’s Instagram page. The caption under the his March 2022 post indicates that Duong publicly supported Ford’s election bid for Nevada Attorney General, “Go Team #fordfornevada.”

Andy Duong pictured with AG Ford (Screenshot: instagram)

The Globe reviewed Attorney General Ford’s campaign finance records and found that the father and son contributed a total of four times to Ford’s 2022 campaign amounting to $16,000.

According to ABC7, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) who is currently running for Senator Barbara Boxer’s seat, is donating the $26,000 he received from the Duong’s to a charity of his choice.

Yesterday afternoon, The Globe contacted the Attorney General’s office for comment. They referred us to AG Ford’s campaign. Although Ford’s successful campaign came to a close in 2022, we were provided a campaign email (aaron@fordfornevada) to reach the Attorney General for comment. At the time of publishing, our request has gone unanswered.

Update, July 1, 2024: The Globe has received an emailed response from Attorney General Aaron Ford: “Mr. Duong has contributed to many candidates across the country, including both parties’ nominees for President and many members of Congress. Having seen reporting about this matter, which was the first time I learned of the allegations, I have decided to donate the contributions my campaign received to charitable organizations.

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