FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Financial Disclosures

Former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai was a Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission under Obama, and has been promoted by Trump to Chairman of the FCC.

Like all high-level officials, he has to file financial disclosures with the Office of Government Ethics. But the OGE posts only the disclosures of the highest-paid officials. Commissioners and the Chair of the FCC don’t fall into that category, so Pai’s disclosures have to be requested. I requested them. Here they are:


As Chairman under Trump

Nominee financial disclosure

Nominee ethics agreement

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As a Commissioner under Obama

2016 financial disclosure

2015 financial disclosure

2014 financial disclosure

2013 financial disclosure

Nominee financial disclosure

Nominee ethics agreement


Note: Title 1 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended, 5 U.S.C. app. § 105(c), states that: It shall be unlawful for any person to obtain or use a report: (A) for any unlawful purpose; (B) for any commercial purpose, other than by news and communications media for dissemination to the general public; (C) for determining or establishing the credit rating of any individual; or (D) for use, directly or indirectly, in the solicitation of money for any political, charitable, or other purpose. The Attorney General may bring a civil action against any person who obtains or uses a report for any purpose prohibited in paragraph (1) of this subsection. The court in which such action is brought may assess against such person a penalty in any amount not to exceed $11,000. Such remedy shall be in addition to any other remedy available under statutory or common law.