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Contributions Connected to the Wyly Family

The spotlight is on two Texas billionaire brothers.

Charles and Samuel Wyly
Charles and Samuel Wyly

(BERKELEY, Calif.) - According to the Washington Post, "The SEC has charged Samuel Wyly and Charles Wyly -- billionaire brothers in Texas who have been major political donors to conservative campaigns -- with reaping more than $550 million through fraudulent practices."

Contributors attached to Ranger Governance Ltd. gave 134 contributions totaling $178,600 for election cycles 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010. All 134 contributions associated with Ranger Governance Ltd. were made by members of the Wyly family. The Wyly brothers are also associated with Michael's Stores, Sterling Software, Scottish Annuity & Life Holdings Ltd., Computer Associates, Maverick Capital, Frost Brothers and Green Mountain Capital.

To investigate political contributions associated with these companies and other members of the Ranger Governance Ltd. slate of directors, check out Maplight.org's new contributions search tool.

MAPLight.org’s contributions data is provided by the Center for Responsive Politics.

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Source: MAPLIGHT.org




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