Republican Attorney General Ashley Moody said she requested that the agencies investigate “potential violations of election laws.”
The fundraising effort, according to multiple Bloomberg aides, will benefit the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, an organization run by formerly incarcerated people who are working to make it easier for ex-felons to vote.
“This transparent political ploy is just the latest example of Republicans attempting to keep Floridians disenfranchised,” Jason Schechter, a Bloomberg spokesperson, told CNN.
The attorney general said Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office had asked her to review the matter. DeSantis’ office has not yet responded to CNN’s request for comment.
Moody’s letter, dated Wednesday, said, “After preliminarily reviewing this limited public information and law, it appears further investigation is warranted.”
The FBI Field Office in Tampa said it has “not officially received the letter.” But “standard policy is not to confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation,” a FBI spokesperson Andrea Aprea told CNN.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed that it has received the letter and “will review the information,” Jeremy Burns told CNN.
This story has been updated with further details from the letter.