WASHINGTON (AP) — A former executive who worked in the private sector for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was recently paid by President Donald Trump’s re-election effort, according to a new campaign finance disclosure.
Joe Hauck, who was formerly vice president of sales and marketing for DeJoy’s New Breed Logistics, was paid $3,000 by the Republican National Committee in August for “management consulting,” records filed on Sunday with the Federal Election Commission show.
DeJoy faces an investigation by House Democrats who are exploring allegations that he encouraged employees at his former business to contribute to Republican candidates and then reimbursed them in the guise of bonuses, a violation of campaign finance laws.
Hauck helped his then-boss in the endeavor by soliciting donations from employees, the Washington Post reported. He and DeJoy have previously denied that employees were pressured to donate.
Hauck did not respond to a request for comment Monday.