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Florida congressman part of the 1 percent


Jul 31, 2020
According to new information released by USA Today, Congressman Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, is among America’s wealthiest 1 percent, currently under attack by Occupy Wall Streetprotesters.
According to the newspaper, Buchanan’s estimated net worth (which doesn’t include his primary residence or personal property) falls somewhere around $136,152,641. As USA Todaypoints out, members of Congress disclose their assets and liabilities in broad ranges, with their estimated net worth falling in the middle of that range.
Occupy Wall Street protesters have rallied against the top 1 percent with their signature slogan: “We are the 99 percent.”
The Federal Election Commission recently investigated a series of donations made to Buchanan’s 2006 and 2008 congressional campaigns, during which he allegedly reimbursed employees who made donations with funds from his car dealership. Buchanan himself wasn’t punished by the FEC, but his former business partner and a car dealership the two once co-owned together were fined for the donations.
The Department of Justice launched its own investigationinto Buchanan in October. And, as The Florida Independent has exclusively reported, the House of Representatives’ Office of Congressional Ethicsalso launched a preliminary investigation into Buchanan in late September.
Photo: Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota (Pic via Facebook)
Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
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