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The first clip is Stewart’s take on Dem fundraiser Hassan Nemazee, with the money quote from Joe Biden (“If I had my way, we’d be calling him Ambassador Nemazee”):
Obama, Clinton Money Man Guilty Of Major Fraud Scheme Judicial Watch ^ | 03/19/2010

The shady Iranian fundraiser who for years donated lucrative sums to top Democrats—including the president, vice president and secretary of state—has pleaded guilty to a major bank-fraud scheme that could land him in jail for nearly two decades.

Disgraced Democratic money man Hassan Nemazee admitted this week that he defrauded three financial institutions out of nearly $300 million in loan proceeds by falsifying documents and signatures to show he had hundreds of millions of dollars worth of collateral. The Ivy League-educated crook then used the proceeds to donate big bucks to the campaigns of federal, state and local candidates.

Among them are some of the nation’s best known and most powerful Democrats, including Secretary of State and former New York Senator Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Nemazee was actually the national finance chairman of Clinton’s failed 2008 presidential campaign as well as John Kerry’s in 2004.

The corrupt “investment banker” went on to raise more than half a million dollars for Obama after Clinton’s primary defeat and donated the maximum ($50,000) allowed to the new president’s inauguration committee. Less than a year ago Nemazee hosted a $28,500-a-head fundraiser for Obama in his luxurious Upper East Side New York penthouse.

When Nemazee was criminally charged last fall, top Democrats scrambled to return his tainted money and there is plenty floating around the coffers of the party’s elite. For nearly a decade Nemazee was a key figure in Democratic fundraising circles, donating and gathering hundreds of thousands of dollars. Nemazee was so well-connected that in the late 1990s Bill Clinton nominated him to be a U.S. ambassador in Argentina though the position never materialized.

4 posted on March 22, 2010 11:58:22 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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21 posted on 03/23/2010 12:05:36 AM PDT by Cindy
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AUGUST 25, 2009 : (ARREST OF NEMAZEE —— See CHUCK SCHUMER & US ATTNY PREET BHARARA) Poster:...Here’s the US Attorney of the Southern District Preet Bharara’s complaint against Democratic mega-donor Hassan Nemazee, the chairman of Nemazee Capital Corp. who was arrested today on charges that he used phony documents to trick Citigroup Inc. into lending him up to $74 million.
Nemazee is perhaps best known as a fundraiser for both President Obama and former Sen. Hillary Clinton. He also served as national finance chairman for the DSCC when it was headed by Sen. Chuck Schumer, which is sort of ironic, considering that [ US Attorney of the Southern District Preet ] Bharara was, until very recently, working as chief counsel to the senior senator of New York.
Nemazee has maxed out in contributions to both Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, giving them a total of $4,800 each (two $2,400 checks to Schumer in April - one for the primary, one for the general - and two of the same amount to Gillibrand in June).
Woops. I missed some additional contributions. Nemazee gave Gillibrand $1,000 in 2005 and another $1,000 in 2006. He gave two $2,000 donations to Rep. Carolyn Maloney in 2005. There was also $151,700 to the DSCC between March 2006 and March 2009.
I’m still awaiting word on whether this money will be returned.-——— “Nemazee Fallout,”
August 25, 2009
Nemazee, Hassan Complaint

24 posted on 03/23/2010 12:18:14 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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