Wayne Johnson Makes Illegal Payment to His Wife from Campaign Account that Didn’t Exist; Now Caught Lying to Cover His Tracks

FRAUD ALERT: Wayne Johnson Makes Illegal Payment to Wife & Lies

Johnson now falsely claims the funds came from his county commission campaign, but he filed legal documents attesting the funds were from his state auditor campaign account

Wayne Johnson Makes Illegal Payment to His Wife from Campaign Account that Didn’t Exist; Now Caught Lying to Cover His Tracks

FRAUD ALERT: Wayne Johnson Makes Illegal Payment to Wife & Lies

Albuquerque, NM – Yesterday, KRQE reported on Wayne Johnson’s illegal use of campaign funds to pay his wife for a lavish election night party. But the plot thickens: Johnson filed legal documents attesting he paid his wife
from his state auditor account for his City of Albuquerque mayoral election night party. Not only is that illegal and absurd, but he didn’t even have a state auditor campaign at the time, AND he wasn’t appointed auditor until
December 1, 2017 while his failed mayoral election night party was
on October 4, 2017.

“Wayne Johnson’s lies keep growing and now we know not only did he break the law paying his wife for a lavish political campaign party, but he’s also been caught trying to cover his tracks paying her from a non-existent campaign account,” said Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. “The State Auditor cannot break the law, nor should he methodically lie to try to cover up his illegal behavior.”

Please see here for the previous complaints and rulings by the Secretary of State regarding Wayne Johnson:

  • Albuquerque Journal (6/20/18): Johnson sanctioned for campaign violation (complaint)
  • Complaint (7/12/18): Wayne Johnson Illegally Dips Into Auditor Campaign Cash To Pay Wife For Extravagant Mayoral Campaign Party
  • Albuquerque Journal (9/25/18): “The Democratic Party of New Mexico filed an ethics complaint earlier this week claiming Johnson, a Republican, may have broken the law by concurrently holding two ‘incompatible’ offices and getting paychecks from both jobs.” (complaint)

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