The brother of a long-time, senior adviser to Joe Biden signed Amazon as a new lobbying client less than two weeks after the 2020 presidential election.
Jeff Ricchetti – the brother of proposed White House senior counselor and former Chief of Staff to then-Vice President Joe Biden Steve Richetti – added Amazon.com Services LLC. as a client on November 13th.
The addition follows the lobbyist inking a lobbying deal with Vaxart, a biotechnology company that garnered scrutiny from federal investigators and the Securities and Exchange Commission after allegedly overhyping its involvement in President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed.
“The firm has already pulled in more money in the first three quarters of 2020 than it did in all of 2019, though revenue is significantly less than in the early years of the firm, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics,” Politico noted.