On Sept. 30 the two-time Democratic congressional candidate forgave $436,404 worth of personal loans he made to his 2010 and 2012 campaigns, according to a Federal Election Commission form filed late Monday night, effectively acknowledging he’d never get the money back.
Prior to Monday’s filing, records showed Gemma owed himself a total of $491,132 for loans he made to his two campaigns. He used his leftover campaign cash to repay himself the other $54,727 and forgave the rest.
The filing shows Gemma spent $410,830 on this year’s primary race before losing by 32 points. He reported spending $10,000 with the detective firm TRP Associates, which investigated his claims of voter fraud, and $1,050 with former R.I. Attorney General James O’Neil, who represented Gemma.
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