FL Printer Confirms Link to FBI Investigation
LARGO, FL—Mailing specialist Direct Mail Systems told the Tampa Bay Times that it is cooperating with the FBI in a criminal investigation of Connecticut legislators.
The investigation, initially reported by the Hartford Courant newspaper, is trying to determine whether Republican legislative candidates were pressured into using Direct Mail Systems for their campaign mailings. The printer and mailer has earned nearly $2 million from Connecticut legislator campaigns since 2008.
George Gallo, the chief of staff for the House of Representatives Republican caucus, resigned Feb. 20 after acknowledging he was a person of interest in the investigation.
In a statement given to the Tampa Bay Times, Direct Mail Systems CEO Mike Milligan said his company is cooperating with the FBI. "We are unaware of the specifics of the FBI's probe as reported in the media, but we have been fully cooperative with the authorities in this Connecticut investigation and will continue to operate if asked."