Fox News reported this week that a political action committee founded by Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is facing financial questions.
According to the network, Fair Fight PAC has been “funneling” money to people closely associated with the man who serves as its political director.
Political action committee says it has launched an internal investigation
A spokesperson for Fair Fight PAC told Fox News Digital that the organization is looking into allegations concerning political director Andre Fields.
“Fair Fight strives to operate with the utmost integrity, as is core to our values,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying.
“We take these matters very seriously and have initiated a comprehensive investigation,” the spokesperson continued, adding, “Personnel will remain on leave pending the outcome.”
Fox News noted that Federal Election Commission records show Fair Fight PAC paid more than $120,000 to Fields’ sister, Darius Faulk, for political consultant training services since August of last year.
Large sums paid to friends and family of Fields despite lack of relevant experience
The news network observed that those funds were paid out despite Faulk appearing to have no previous political experience. She has been employed by Hofstra University’s women’s basketball program since 2017, serving first as director of operations and then assistant coach.
“Faulk spent two seasons on the Hofstra roster after transferring from West Virginia, captaining the squad as a senior in the 2015-16 season,” Hofstra University’s website states.
“In her time with the Pride, she averaged 8.2 points, 5.3 assists and 4.7 rebounds, earning a spot on the Colonial Athletic Association All-Defensive Team in 2016,” the website says of Faulk. “After her graduation from Hofstra with a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 2016, Faulk played professional basketball in Finland.”
Fox News pointed out that Faulk is not the only person tied to Fields who has been paid by Fair Fight PAC, as during a 2019 interview he named Asa Fludd and Cruz Alvarado as being among his close associates.
Fludd has received $29,800 from the political action committee since 2021 for training and consulting services; like Faulk, she apparently has no political experience. Meanwhile, Alvarado received $29,000 over the same span of time.