Today, Ed Morrissey of HotAir.com will interview Alliance for Worker Freedom director Brian M Johnson to discuss their request for a formal investigation of SEIU President Andy Stern for potentially violated the Lobbying Disclosure Act. AWF & ATR have called on the United States Attorney to launch a full investigation.
In their letter, the organizations state:
Specifically, it is important to determine whether those and related activities could constitute unregistered “lobbying” by Mr. Stern in violation of the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA), 2 U.S.C. 1601, et seq. In fact, Mr. Stern was a registered lobbyist for SEIU until January of 2007 when he terminated his registration. For the reasons discussed below it appears that Mr. Stern continued to lobby extensively after he terminated his registered status, and in 2009 devoted so much time on lobbying and related activities that he should have re-registered as a lobbyist under LDA.
If convicted, Stern could face a $200,000 penalty and up to five years in prison.
Listen to the Ed Morrissey interview by clicking here at 3:30pm EST today.