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John Stone files complaint against Eugene Yu

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

John Stone said he wants to know where nearly $700,000 in loans Eugene Yu has made to his campaign came from.

He's questioning these funds because he said Yu's personal financial disclosure did not include that much income, cash or liquid assets.

Stone wants the Federal Elections Commission to investigate soon, because he said Yu might be using illegal funds.

Stone said he's also concern that these violations, if any are found, could alter the results of the republican primary elections, which occurs Tuesday.

"Now there's $736,000 with no reported source for where that money came from," Stone said. "What we want to make sure of is that we don't have large foreign influences buying into our elections and skewing our federal election process here in the US. I'm hoping there's a reliable source, something that hasn't been reported," Stone continued. "If so, we'll gladly withdraw the complaint but the public needs to know and the FEC needs to investigate, along with any other federal agencies that may be involved."

Eugene Yu's campaign issued the following statement in response:


"We have not heard from the FEC regarding any complaint. As for a complaint from an opposing campaign right before the election, no surprise there.  Any errors the campaign committed in filing reports early on in the campaign were self reported and corrected with the FEC."

This isn't the first time that the Yu campaign has been accused of accepting illegal funds. Earlier this year we told viewers about $50,000 the Yu campaign had to give back to Augusta Businessman Wayne Brown and his company Wayneworks. It had to be given back because it either exceeded campaign limits or because it was prohibited by law.

We did reach out the federal elections commission but we did not hear back on Monday.

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