(FixThisNation.com) – Last year Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) managed to use a “fabricated” loophole to bypass the limit set on outside income.
According to his financial disclosure in the last year, Warnock’s outside income was above the $30,000 limit set as he received from Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in 2022, compensation of $154,895. However, Warnock managed to avoid abiding by the limit by stating that $125,000 from those were provided in deferred compensation and that the services he had provided to the church were from before January 20, 2021.
Foundation of Accountability executive director Kendra Arnold stated that if the filing was inaccurate and the services had been provided after he became a U.S. Senator then the income limit would apply. Arnold further argued that it was possible that there would be legal issues that would come up from this filing, as well as other issues relating to him exceeding the limit for outside income. The legal issues would relate to filing false or inaccurate financial disclosure statements by claiming that it was deferred compensation even if it was not.
Neither the Ebenezer Baptist Church nor Warnock’s office have responded to any of the requests for comments.
Warnock has been serving as an Ebenezer Baptist Church senior pastor since 2005 and he continues his role there on a part-time basis. However, his dealings with the church were something Herschel Walker, the failed Republican Senate candidate often remarked on during last year’s midterm election.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has also targeted the Ebenezer Building Foundation which is controlled by the Church questioning its nonprofit status as it has not registered as a charitable organization in Georgia.
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