Atlanta Unfiltered is reporting that former Senator Chip Rogers is ‘laying the groundwork to write himself checks for more than $84,000 from two dormant campaign accounts.’ Or maybe, just maybe, he already did.
Jim Walls, in his December 2 piece, admits there’s no way to know for sure whether or not the former Senator has cashed out the hefty campaign accounts because Rogers is two years behind on filing disclosures for his campaign accounts. Since 2013, the only disclosures filed are those pertaining to the thousands ‘undisclosed debt’ he previously filed for out-of-pocket expenses.
This isn’t the first financial snafu by Rogers to draw attention. His political career, dating back to the early 2000’s, was plagued with undisclosed debts and personal loans that were repaid to him over the years by campaign accounts, well over $50,000. He also raised eyebrows after filing nearly $25,000 in mileage reimbursements from his campaign account and a reported $66,458 still owed to him personally when he left office.
Walls reports that $217,000 in campaign funds are unaccounted for because of the missed financial disclosure deadlines. Four have been missed since 2013.