- FEC records show that a company that hired undocumented immigrants was fined after making contributions to Dr. Oz’s US Senate campaign.
- According to federal documents, Oz is registered as a shareholder of the company and has been donated to PAC.
- He ran for the Pennsylvania State Senate on a conservative platform focused on gun rights, abortion and immigration.
Pennsylvania GOP Senate Candidate Dr. A tree-cutting company that paid the largest fine ICE ever imposed after knowingly hiring undocumented immigrants donated to Mehmet Oz’s campaign; FEC record to show.
In September 2017, Asplundh Tree Experts pleaded guilty to senior management “intentionally blinding” its subordinates to hiring and rehiring undocumented immigrants. 6 year investigation ICE Department of Homeland Security Investigation.
The family-owned company was sentenced to a $80 million fine and an additional $15 million in civil action. It is the largest civil settlement ever imposed by ICE.
On Wednesday, the renowned surgeon received a $5,800 donation from Scott Asplundh and Hallie Asplundh, CEO and Chairman of the tree cutting company.
According to federal submission At the FEC, Oz is a registered shareholder of Asplundh and contributed nearly $23,000 to the Asplundh Tree Expert Political Action Committee in 2020. add up donations Donations are made by company employees and their families to candidates running for federal office.
Representatives of The Oz Show did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
The Pennsylvania Senate candidate is running on a conservative platform focused on gun rights, abortion and immigration. He is under increasing pressure from Republican rivals over his Turkish dual citizenship, and Oz says he will give it up if elected to the Senate.
“My dual citizenship has been a hindrance to this campaign,” Oz said in a statement. “I kept it to care for my ailing mother, but after several weeks of discussions with my family, I vowed that I would only be a US citizen before I was elected the next senator from Pennsylvania.”
Dr. TV’s controversial run for Senate has yet to get attention from conservative voters, including Trump supporters who booed Oz at a rally in Pennsylvania last week. Former President Donald Trump supported Oz in early April as the television broadcaster faces a high-profile primary race later this month.