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Prosecutors: Political fundraiser offered witnesses millions to stay quiet
The Hill ^ | 11 23 2019 | Tal Axelrod

Posted on 11/23/2019 6:24:06 AM PST by yesthatjallen

Federal prosecutors on Friday alleged that a political fundraiser offered six witnesses in a case against him $6 million for their silence.

The prosecutors also accused Imaad Zuberi, who is already accused of funneling foreign money into U.S. elections, of acting as an unregistered agent for the Turkish government and for Libyan government officials, as well as other foreign countries.

Zuberi later Friday pleaded guilty to counts on tax evasion, campaign finance violations and failing to register as a foreign agent.

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Zuberi is known to have ties to a high-profile Democratic Party donor linked to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration.

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Zuber had been a big-dollar donor to both Obama and Hillary Clinton, but switched allegiances to Trump shortly after his 2016 victory. He has defended the donations as “more of a networking thing” that actually backfired due to the legal scrutiny they brought.

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1 posted on 11/23/2019 6:24:06 AM PST by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

So id I understand this correctly, the guy went completely under the radar until he started donating to a Republican?


2 posted on 11/23/2019 6:45:30 AM PST by traderrob6
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DOJ: Keystone Cops.
Lawyers for Zuberi asked a California judge Thursday to reschedule their client’s guilty plea to December, in order to “allow the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to find a single voice – not New York and Los Angeles voices speaking over each other – so he can globally resolve all potential charges instead of being subject to serial prosecutions for the identical conduct by different offices of the DOJ.”


3 posted on 11/23/2019 7:22:28 AM PST by Bookshelf
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To: yesthatjallen

It seems there are more schemes out there to undermine our election process than any of us could even imagine. We keep our eyes on the usual suspects while the others sneak in and cause havoc. How do we win against that?


4 posted on 11/23/2019 7:23:56 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Bookshelf; LS; Liz; SunkenCiv

Is there ANY ethical, moral lawyer in EITHER the New York or LA Attorneys General divisions?


5 posted on 11/23/2019 7:37:36 AM PST by Robert A Cook PE
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To: Robert A Cook PE

NO


6 posted on 11/23/2019 8:30:48 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: traderrob6

That’s a good way to put it.


7 posted on 11/23/2019 8:58:56 AM PST by yesthatjallen
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To: Robert A Cook PE; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; ...
Robert A Cook PE: Is there ANY ethical, moral lawyer in EITHER the New York or LA Attorneys General divisions?
Is that a trick question? :^)
...accused Imaad Zuberi, who is already accused of funneling foreign money into U.S. elections, of acting as an unregistered agent for the Turkish government and for Libyan government officials, as well as other foreign countries... Zuberi is known to have ties to a high-profile Democratic Party donor linked to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration... Zuber had been a big-dollar donor to both Obama and Hillary Clinton, but switched allegiances to Trump shortly after his 2016 victory.

8 posted on 11/23/2019 11:36:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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Zuber had been a big-dollar donor to both Obama and Hillary Clinton, but switched allegiances to Trump shortly after his 2016 victory. He has defended the donations as “more of a networking thing” that actually backfired due to the legal scrutiny they brought.



Looks like a plant from the DNC to trap the President and it backfired.

9 posted on 11/23/2019 11:47:40 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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