Skip to comments.FBI looks for man who held Clinton, Boxer fundraisers
Posted on 03/03/2007 2:00:22 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
WASHINGTON // A Pakistani immigrant who hosted fundraisers for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is being sought by the FBI on allegations that he funneled illegal contributions to Clinton's political action committee and to Sen. Barbara Boxer's 2004 re-election campaign.
Authorities say Northridge, Calif., businessman Abdul Rehman Jinnah, 56, fled the country shortly after being indicted on charges of engineering more than $50,000 in illegal donations to the Democratic committees. A business associate charged as Jinnah's co-conspirator has entered a guilty plea and is scheduled to be sentenced in Los Angeles next week.
...The case has transformed Jinnah from a political point man on Pakistani issues, a man often photographed next to foreign dignitaries and U.S. leaders, into a fugitive with his mug shot on the FBI's most-wanted list.
Jinnah's profile peaked in 2004 and 2005 as he wooed members of Congress to join a caucus advancing Pakistani concerns and brought Clinton to speak to prominent Pakistani-Americans, lauding their homeland's contributions to the war on terrorism and calling relations with Pakistan beneficial to U.S. interests.
...Authorities say that from June 2004 to February 2005, Jinnah directly or indirectly solicited contributions from more than a dozen "conduits," reimbursing them with funds from his company, All American Distributing, a seller of cell phone service and accessories.
The scheme allowed Jinnah to get around limits then in effect on individual donors of $5,000 per year to PACs and $2,000 per election to candidates, as well as the ban on using corporate money for political donations.
...The indictment, handed down last May without a press release, mentions only the initials of the committees that received the illegal donations, referring to them as "HP" and "FB." However, the charging document filed against Jinnah's co-conspirator, Stuart Schoenburg, identifies one of the committees as HILLPAC, ..
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It's always a wonder why the recipients themselves of illegal campaign contributions aren't held liable.
Note: The followin text (minus the photo) is a quote:
By The FBI
ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS; CONSPIRACY
ABDUL REHMAN JINNAH
Photograph taken in 2003
Alias: Ray Jinnah
Date of Birth Used: February 6, 1951 Hair: Black
Place of Birth: Pakistan Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'9" Sex: Male
Weight: 168 pounds Race: White
NCIC: W150502690 Nationality: Pakistani
Occupation: Jinnah has owned several businesses, including ones that sell cellular phones and accessories, and frozen yogurt. Additionally, he is known to have an interest in purchasing real estate.
Scars and Marks: None known
Remarks: Jinnah has connections to Karachi, Pakistan, and Los Angeles, California, and is known to travel to London and United Arab Emirates. He may suffer from heart problems.
Abdul Rehman Jinnah is wanted for the alleged violation of United States federal election laws. Between June 2004 and February 2005, Jinnah allegedly solicited employees, family members, and business contacts to provide campaign contributions to several United States federal and state politicians. Jinnah then allegedly reimbursed the contributors with corporate monies from his own business. On May 18, 2006, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Central District of California, after Jinnah was charged with illegal campaign contributions and conspiracy.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FBI OFFICE OR THE NEAREST AMERICAN EMBASSY OR CONSULATE.
ROBERT S. MUELLER, III
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
TELEPHONE: (202) 324-3000
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There goes the democrat party culture of corruption again...they seem to have dropped that phrase of late.
The Dems...THE party of corruption!
Thank you nopardons.
This is true.
With too many rules and regulations, you have people looking for ways to get around them.
I wonder how word gets out on how to put these schemes together.
Any recent plane crashes lately???
Why bother? The Bush justice system will just let him off like all the other Clinton crooks in the past anyway.
Why would anyone want to contribute to buying underwear for Hilary!? Sheesh, she's got enough money to buy her own!
Yeah right! Just like Vince Foster fled the City. (:^*)
Do we have to review hillary's IRS forms claiming Bubba's donated BVD's again?
Well, isn't this surprising?
If any of you have missed this 7-part series, it is a must read about Hillary ---
THE FRAUDULENT SENATOR -- http://www.therant.us/daily_columns/the_fraudulent_senator.htm