A delegate to Congress has benefited from the extreme generosity of Washington businessman and government contractor Jeffrey Thompson, who's the subject of a federal investigation.
U.S. Virgin Island Delegate Donna Christensen received at least $37,000 from Thompson and his associates last year. More than half the money her campaign has received from individuals during the current election cycle can be linked to Thompson, who also bundled contributions for her in 2008.
Thompson's offices and home were searched last month by federal authorities investigating campaign finance in the District of Columbia, including Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign. He has since resigned from his accounting firm.
Thompson has not been charged with any wrongdoing.
The Christensen campaign said in a statement that it's following news coverage of Thompson and "will take any such action with respect to his contributions as may later prove appropriate."