Skip to comments.Bamís still pocketing MF money
Posted on 12/26/2011 10:02:37 AM PST by Nachum
President Obama is trying to put some distance between himself and the wreckage of bankrupt brokerage MF Global. But not too much distance.
After returning more than $70,000 to Jon Corzine, the CEO who led MF Global into bankruptcy, the presidents re-election organizations are still hanging onto nearly $150,000 connected to the firm, The Post has learned.
An Obama campaign official said no MF Global donations besides Corzines have been refunded. Contributions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and if the facts merit it, they will be returned, the official told The Post.
Late Friday, aides revealed that Obama had given in to Republican pressure and returned to Corzine the money the former New Jersey governor and his wife gave to the re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The move was an effort by the president to distance himself from the scandal that has erupted in the wake of MF Globals meltdown.
Before the MF Global episode, Corzine had been a key figure for Wall Street contributions to Obama and was openly being considered for the top spot at the Treasury Department in a second Obama term.
Corzine is not the only connection between MF and Obama. Three other MF honchos, including Corzines second-in-command, Brad Abelow, and his wife have given $5,000 to the presidents re-election campaign and another $30,800 to the DNC.
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Oh, ..... “Man Financial”.
The headline confused me.
Did he actually return the money ? These duschbag politicians have a very annoying habit of telling the media .... "I have instructed my staff to return the money" .... but the money is never returned and the case is closed. I wouldn't trust this lying sack of $hit president any farther than I could throw him.
That's all??? I had kinda assumed Obama was hanging on to the whole $1.2 billion . . . maybe they just haven't checked the right accounts yet!