Thursday, January 26, 2006

TheRestofUs Files FEC Complaints Against Business Associates of Alleged Duke Cunningham Co-Conspirator Brent Wilkes

As you can read here in our press release, today we filed FEC complaints against Max Gelwix and William B. Adams for violating the federal aggregate contribution limit in 2002. (see the story in the San Diego Union Tribune)

Gelwix is the President of Perfect Wave Technologies, a company started by Gelwix in early 2002 but quickly brought under the control of Brent Wilkes, one of the alleged co-conspirators of resigned-in-disgrace congressman Duke Cunningham. Adams provided the initial $40,000 in start-up funding for Perfect Wave, $15,000 of which was quickly sent to Tom DeLay's Texans for a Republican Majority PAC, $25,000 of which went to the Tribute for Heroes, a gala fete of Duke Cunningham.

Texas prosecutor Ronnie Earle has subpoenaed the records of Perfect Wave and of both Gelwix and Adams as part of his ongoing investigation into TRMPAC's using corporate money to influence the 2002 Texas state legislative races, contrary to Texas law.

As the complaints state, both men contributed $28,000 to federal committees and candidates in 2002, $3,000 more than the statutory limit of $25,000. The men contributed to the exact same nine committees, and almost on identical dates.

Check out the complaints to see who the men gave to:
-the Gelwix complaint;
-the Adams complaint.

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