Campaign 2010

May 12, 2014

Matt Doheny Joins Congressman Michael Grimm in ‘House of Scandal’

Michael Grimm isn’t the only New York Republican running for Congress under a growing cloud of scandal – he’s also joined by 21st District candidate Matt Doheny, who is facing ethical and legal trouble of his own. Today the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added Doheny to HouseofScandal.com, a new website to help voters keep track of all the indictments, ethical violations, mistresses and embezzlements.

Doheny failed to pay his own campaign staff fair wages, was accused of failing to pay workers compensation for injuries, was sued twice for failing to pay his rent on time, and was slapped in handcuffs after boating while intoxicated. Doheny’s repeated lapses in judgment have landed him a spot on the new website HouseofScandal.com.

“Michael Grimm isn’t the only New York Republican running for Congress under growing cloud of scandal – he’s also joined by Matt Doheny, who just can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble,” said Marc Brumer of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Whether it’s failing to pay his own campaign staff fair wages or getting slapped in handcuffs for drunk boating, a cloud of scandal follows Matt Doheny wherever he goes. Doheny’s antics have earned him a spot right next to Michael Grimm in the House of Scandal.”

 

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BACKGROUND:

In 2014, a former staffer accused Matt Doheny of failing to pay workers compensation for injuries sustained while working for his campaign. The staffer previously won a settlement of over $34,000  and Doheny was fined after it was found he failed to pay her fair wages. Doheny  also faced questions in 2012 over working for a company that utilized the Cayman Islands as a tax haven. He was even sued twice for failing to pay rent on time on apartments in New York City. In 2010 it was revealed that he has been charged twice for boating while intoxicated, even getting handcuffed and acting “belligerent” during an incident.