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Posted on 04/17/2014 3:44:26 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Hillary Clinton bundler pleads guilty to illegal contributions
By JOSH GERSTEIN | 4/17/14 5:03 PM EDT
A prominent New York hotel magnate who was a top bundler for then-Sen. Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign pled guilty in federal court Thursday to making more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions and to witness tampering.
Sant Chatwal, 70, admitted using employees and vendors for his hotels as straw donors to avoid limits dictated by campaign finance law. Investigators also recorded Chatwal telling an associate not to admit that donations were reimbursed, court papers say.
"Without [donations] nobody will even talk to you," Chatwal said in a recorded conversation, according to a criminal information filed in lieu of an indictment in the case (and posted here). "When they are in need of money [unintelligible] the money you give then they are always for you.That's the only way to buy them, get into the system."
Court papers don't identify the recipients of Chatwal's illegal largesse by name, but indicate it dated back at least to 2007. A source familiar with the investigation told POLITICO the unlawful donations were delivered to Clinton's 2008 campaign, as well as to Rep. Kendrick Meek's 2010 Senate campaign in Florida and to a campaign by former Sen. Chris Dodd, who served as head of the Senate India Caucus.
A Justice Department press release said: "There is no allegation that the candidates participated in, or were aware of Chatwal's scheme."
Chatwal was a major figure among well-heeled Indian-Americans who support Democrats. He attended at least two state dinners for India in the U.S., one hosted by President Bill Clinton in 2000 and another hosted by President Barack Obama in 2009.
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Being involved with the Clintons must be a very high risk/high reward proposition. So many get snagged, the Clintons always walk away clean.
Everyone around her goes to prison or the morgue.
Why does that evil shrew always seem to skate off cackling?
“Why does that evil shrew always seem to skate off cackling?”
Because they all know their place. The Clinton world is like a medieval royal family with their loyal retainers.
The retainers know they will be take care of if they have to spend time in jail. Their family will do well, so long as they tow the line and take the blame. When they get out they’ll be rewarded.
I don’t recommend anyone hold their breath waiting for charges to be brought against Hillary Clinton.
Nothing will happen to the beast. There is even a Peter Paul video up on YouTube where she is caught on videotape committing a Felony and nothing ever happened.