A Koch-network political group will be forced to disclose its donors

Derek Cressman

Americans for Job Security, a now defunct political organization, agreed in a legal settlement that it should have registered as a Political Action Committee and disclosed its donors because most of its spending was made to influence elections.

The settlement was in response to a lawsuit by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). As part of the settlement, the group must reveal who funded it, years after the elections it influenced are over. While the disclosure will be of little use to voters, it will shed some light on the ongoing activities of Charles Koch and his network of several hundred billionaires and corporate executives.

Americans for Job Security came into prominence for its role in laundering $11 million in contributions into an 2012 anti-union ballot measure in California.

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