TN St. Sen. Brian Kelsey under federal investigation

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – A Tennessee State Senator from Germantown is under federal investigation. A published report says it’s for a complicated money trail related to his failed Congressional bid.

According to the Tennessean in Nashville, a grand jury is looking into State Senator Brian Kelsey’s 2016 campaign for the Republican nomination for Tennessee’s 8th Congressional district.

The investigation comes two years after a watchdog group filed a complaint with The Federal Election Committee., accusing Kelsey of possibly being involved in illegal straw donations.

There are also allegations of unusual interactions between his campaign and a private Nashville club with a political action committee.

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