Co-Owner of WNBA’s Atlanta Dream sold millions in stock after COVID-19 briefing

Republican senator from Georgia Kelly Loeffler sold between $1.2 million and $3.1 million worth of stock after a briefing on COVID-19.

Kelly Loeffler, Republican senator from Georgia and part owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, reportedly sold between $1.2 million and $3.1 million worth of stock over three week beginning on the day of a closed-door briefing on COVID-19.

Loeffler reported the first sale of stock jointly owned by her and her husband on Jan. 24, the very day that her committee, the Senate Health Committee, hosted a private, all-senators briefing from administration officials, including the CDC director and Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on the coronavirus.

Late Thursday night, Loeffler did offer a statement, tweeting: “This is a ridiculous and baseless attack. I do not make investment decisions for my portfolio. Investment decisions are made by multiple third-party advisors without my or my husband’s knowledge or involvement. As confirmed in the periodic transaction report to Senate Ethics, I was informed of these purchases and sales on February 16, 2020—three weeks after they were made.”

In the weeks after her spate of stock trades, Loeffler sought to downplay the public-health and financial threats posed by the coronavirus.

Fonte: The Daily Beast.

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