Skip to comments.Rubbing Shoulders With Trouble, and Presidents [Crooks for Hillary!]
Posted on 05/07/2006 1:30:12 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
John R. Burgess makes for an improbable courtier of presidents, or of a senator who might become one.
A disbarred New York lawyer with a criminal record for attempted larceny and patronizing a 16-year-old prostitute, Mr. Burgess owns International Profit Associates, a management consulting company in Illinois.
Federal authorities are pressing a sexual harassment suit against the company on behalf of 113 former female employees.
The Illinois attorney general is investigating accusations of deceptive marketing tactics, officials say, and the company has been the subject of 470 complaints to the Better Business Bureau across the nation in the past three years.
But despite the trail of problems dating to the 1980's, many prominent politicians have accepted campaign contributions and speaking fees from Mr. Burgess and his company, which offers organizational and financial advice, mostly to owners of small businesses, and claims annual revenues of more than $200 million.
Former President George Bush was paid $82,000 to speak at a company banquet in 1999, and former President Bill Clinton received $125,000 to appear in 2001.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has collected more than $150,000 in contributions from executives of International Profit Associates, some as recently as September, and spoke at a company event in 2004. As a group, company officials and their spouses are one of the largest sources of contributions to Mrs. Clinton's re-election campaign.
Mr. Bush, Mr. Clinton and Mrs. Clinton all say they were not aware of problems with the company, known as I.P.A., or with Mr. Burgess when they took the money, though some problems were documented as early as 1997 in newspapers, magazines and on the Internet.
Other politicians have returned money to I.P.A. upon learning of Mr. Burgess's history
A spokeswoman for Mrs. Clinton said her campaign "will be reviewing" the I.P.A. contributions.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
According to the article, Burgess and other executives at his company gave $400,000 to the Democrat Party in 2000, and $50,000 to Hillary!'s Senate campaign. Hillary! has recieved an additional $107,000 from them since then. The Republican party has received a paltry $30,000 "in recent years".
Just add him to her long, long list.
have you seen this?
Very interesting...Poppa Bush sure seems out of place with the rest of the "friends" of Mr. Burgess, doesn't he??
BUT, look how little he was "given" than the rest...
Boy, oh, boy...the Clinton's have been shoveling $$$$ in every pocket they own, haven't they?
Run Hillary Run!
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