WASHINGTON — Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. should be denied federal matching funds for his presidential bid based on "patterns of alleged noncompliance and fraud" in past campaigns, the Federal Election Commission's legal counsel says.
The legal opinion, released Tuesday, cited LaRouche's history of lawsuits with the agency over accusations that he failed to comply with commission regulations. The opinion also said there is evidence of continued irregularity in his 1988 campaign documents.
The commission will consider the recommendation at its meeting Thursday and is expected to vote on whether to certify LaRouche to get matching funds.
LaRouche is on trial in Boston, accused of conspiring to obstruct a federal grand jury investigation into alleged credit card and loan fraud by his 1984 presidential campaign.