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Let’s say that you are a shady politician, and you want to take a whole lot of money from one source. Normally, campaign laws would require you to disclose your donor’s name, which could be problematic or politically damaging. Here’s how you can get around the laws:
1. Have your shady donor(s) hire an attorney to create a Limited Liability Company (LLC). That way, the business isn’t in the donor’s name and can’t be traced back to them.
2. Have your shady donor(s) put their money into the the LLC.
3. Accept all the money you want from the LLC. It doesn’t have to disclose who donated!
4. Hope your donor doesn’t send threats to people, exposing who they are.
A similar process seems to have occurred in Waukee.