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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 01:00 PM

Fugees Rapper Pras Charged With Conspiring To Make Illegal Foreign Contributions To Obama Campaign

Washington Examiner
by Josh Siegel
May 11, 2019 12:25 PM

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A rapper from hip-hop group the Fugees, along with a Malaysian financier, faces charges he broke federal campaign finance laws to raise money for President Barack Obama during the 2012 election.

The Justice Department’s four-count indictment, unsealed in the District of Columbia on Friday, accuses the financier Low Taek Jho of transferring more than $21 million of foreign money to rapper Prakazrel Michel, known as Pras, for the purpose of being used as a campaign contribution, while concealing the source of the money. The indictment does not name Obama, but clearly refers to him.

Prosecutors say Michel paid approximately $865,000 of the money received from Low to about 20 straw donors to make donations in their names to a presidential joint fundraising committee. He also allegedly paid more than $1 million of the money received from Low to an independent expenditure committee involved in the 2012 presidential election.

The duo were charged with violations of campaign finance law and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government.

The indictments allege that by funneling campaign contributions through straw donors, Michel caused a presidential joint fundraising committee to submit false reports to the Federal Election Commission. That’s because the reports identified the straw donors, rather than Low or Michel, as the source of the contributions.

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 02:00 PM

Nothing to see here. Democrat/libtard business as usual.

Scandal free, I tell ya!
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Posted 11 May 2019 - 02:25 PM

And who could forget this from 2012?

Obama campaign accepted foreign Web donation — and may be hiding more

New York Post
By Isabel Vincent
October 21, 2012 | 4:00am

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The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law — and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges.

Chris Walker, a British citizen who lives outside London, told The Post he was able to make two $5 donations to President Obama’s campaign this month through its Web site while a similar attempt to give Mitt Romney cash was rejected. It is illegal to knowingly solicit or accept money from foreign citizens.

Walker said he used his actual street address in England but entered Arkansas as his state with the Schenectady, NY, ZIP code of 12345.

“When I did Romney’s, the payment got rejected on the grounds that the address on the card did not match the address that I entered,” he said. “Romney’s Web site wanted the code from the back of card. Barack Obama’s didn’t.”

In September, Obama’s campaign took in more than $2 million from donors who provided no ZIP code or incomplete ZIP codes, according to data posted on the Federal Election Commission Web site.

The Obama campaign said the FEC data was the result of “a minor technical error.”

“All the ZIP codes and numbers are real and can be verified,” spokesman Michael Czin said.

The Obama campaign’s apparent lack of safeguards makes it possible to violate the law, says a report released by the Government Accountability Institute, a Florida-based watchdog group.

The report found that one Obama site — Obama.com — gets almost half of its traffic from foreign computer addresses. The site directs users to an Obama donation page.

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 02:26 PM

Most <fill in blank> administration evah!
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Posted 11 May 2019 - 04:42 PM

Can't spell crap without rap!

Of course none of the resident leftists will drop in to condemn this...

This post has been edited by RedSoloCup: 11 May 2019 - 04:43 PM

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