But when the third-quarter report was amended Jan. 31, it was to add the additional money to Mr. Gingrich’s tab, not account for the list payment, The Times found. It wasn’t until the fourth-quarter report that the campaign disclosed a $47,000 payment for Mr. Gingrich’s list, claiming the sale took place on Dec. 24.
By last month’s fourth-quarter disclosure, the campaign had made good on all its promised payments to Mr. Gingrich — even as scores of other creditors, including debts for half the money listed as being spent at actual travel companies, remained.
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Luke Rosiak is a projects reporter on The Washington Times’ investigative team. He formerly covered lobbying and campaign finance for two watchdog groups as well as transportation for The Washington Post. Luke can be reached at email@example.com.
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