Mystery Firm Gave $1M to Romney Campaign

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks with reporters outside Allentown Metal Works in Allentown, Pa., Thursday, June 30, 2011.

Mitt Romney recently received one of the largest 2012 presidential campaign contributions yet, but the source of the money is dubious. W Spann LLC mysteriously dissolved six weeks after funneling $1 million to Restore Our Future, a political-action committee backing Romney’s presidential bid. There are few clues as to who was behind the donation except for the founder of the now-defunct company, Boston-based Lawyer Cameron Casey. If Casey formed W Spann LLC primarily to raise money for the pro-Romney group, “there is a real issue of it being just a subterfuge” that could develop into a “serious” legal issue, according to the Federal Election Commission's former general counsel. He added that the donation is a “road map for how people can hide their identities” while making campaign contributions.