Jeffrey Thompson Gave More Than $600,000 to Hillary Clinton Campaign
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray knew that his campaign took money donated illegally by a businessman with large city contracts, federal prosecutors said Monday. But his 2010 run wasn’t the only campaign to which Jeffrey Thompson admitted to funneling money.
Thompson allegedly used two of his companies to funnel more than $600,000 to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential primary run.
Prosecutors say the money was used to hire a marketing services company owned by Thompson associate Troy White, as well as for street teams and canvassers in four states — Texas, Pennsylvania, Indiana and North Carolina — as well as in Puerto Rico.
The illicit donations were made between February and May 2008, when Clinton was battling Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination.
Federal prosecutors say Thompson used two of his companies to send $608,750 through a company owned by Jeanne Clark Harris to the presidential campaign.
Court documents do not identify any candidate by name. But after White’s plea, Lyn Utrecht, a lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign, confirmed in a statement that Clinton’s campaign was the unnamed campaign in White’s statement of offense, Washington City Paper reported.