NLPC Highlights 1993 – 2022

2022 – Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick declined to run for re-election to the Coca-Cola board after NLPC demanded that Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey seek his removal in the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal at Activision Blizzard.

2022 – Charmain Bogue, a top official of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), resigned rather than answer questions from the VA’s Inspector General about conflicts of interest that were uncovered and publicized by NLPC

2021- NLPC exposed that Hunter Biden’s art dealer received an inordinate amount of COVID “loans” after Biden became president, and filed a Complaint with the Small Business Administration.

 2021- Following NLPC’s exposé that Black Lives Matter (BLM) cofounder Patrisse Cullors owned four homes, she was forced to resign from the group.

 2020- NLPC exposed that the University of Pennsylvania, home of the Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, received $67 million in donations from China, including $22 million that were anonymous, which the University failed to disclose.

 2019- NLPC alleged in a Federal Election Commission Complaint that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) directed most of her campaign spending to a political consultant she would soon marry, and used campaign funds for personal travel. Omar subsequently terminated doing business with her husband so that there would be “no perceived issue.”

 2019In a Complaint to the Internal Revenue Service, NLPC detailed how a nonprofit headed by Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, wife of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), served as conduit for private benefits to the Cummings. Mrs. Cummings lost the election to replace her husband following his death.

 2019- NLPC filed a Complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) secretly funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to Congressional candidates to circumvent disclosure.

 2018 – NLPC initiated a constitutional challenge to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Rejected by U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the suit nonetheless raised questions about Mueller’s actions and legitimacy.

 2016- NLPC exposed five instances of “pay to play” involving the State Department and the Clinton Foundation, including one that was the basis for a front-page Washington Post story.

2013-2016- Through dozens of stories in the New York Post, New York Times and New York Daily News, NLPC exposed New York corruption, resulting in the prosecution of three state senators, including two former state Senate presidents, and several other politicians.

 2015- In New York, ex-Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, were convicted on corruption charges. The prosecutions resulted from the disbanding of the “Moreland Commission,” established in response to NLPC-generated headlines.

 2015- Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was indicted as a result of info exposed through a front-page New York Times story, provided by NLPC on an exclusive basis.

 2014- In response to NLPC’s request, General Motors recalled 1.3 million vehicles with a power steering defect.

 2010- Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) was censured by the entire House of Representatives. NLPC exposed his failure to report or disclose rental income from his beach house in the Dominican Republic, which led to a more far-reaching scrutiny of his finances.

2010- Rangel resigned as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee after he was admonished by the House Ethics Committee for leading a Caribbean junket in violation of House rules. The Committee’s action was based on NLPC’s photographs and audio recordings made by Peter Flaherty, an univited observer on the trip.

2009- Al Sharpton was fined $285,000 by the Federal Election Commission as a result of an NLPC Complaint for running an “off the books” presidential campaign.

2007- Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) sold back land to a developer a day after NLPC alleged in a Complaint to the Senate Ethics Committee that the original sale was a “sweetheart” deal.

2006-2010- NLPC exposed cozy financial dealings between Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) and recipients of his earmarks. Mollohan resigned as Chairman of the Ethics Committee. In May 2010, Mollohan lost re-election in the Democratic primary.

2005– The New York Stock Exchange ended its support for Jesse Jackson’s groups after NLPC protests.

2004– Two PACs associated with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) were fined $21,000 as a result of an NLPC Complaint to the FEC.

2004– As a result of NLPC Complaints filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Al Sharpton was fined $5,500 and forced to return $100,000 in presidential campaign matching funds.

 2003– NLPC exposed the Boeing Tanker Deal Scandal, eventually sending two Boeing executives to jail, and saving taxpayers at least $4 billion.

1999– NLPC broke a scandal involving the taxpayer-funded Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which was grossly inflating the number of cases it claimed to handle.

1996– NLPC exposed then-FDA Commissioner David Kessler for overbilling on his expense reimbursements. Kessler resigned soon after. In his 2001 book, Kessler said NLPC “brought me as close to despair as I have ever been.”

1993– NLPC successfully sued Hillary Rodham Clinton’s secret health care task force to open its meetings and records. In their 2003 books, both Hillary and Sidney Blumenthal acknowledged NLPC’s role in sinking her plan.