Yet another organization with ties to prominent Democrats has received money from accused Ponzi scamster Hassan Nemazee. This time, it was the William J. Clinton Foundation that received a hefty donation from Nemazee, the New York financier and Democratic Party fundraiser.
Nemazee, who was charged with stealing $292 million from several banks, gave between $50,000 and $100,000 to the former president’s charity in 2009, according to a donor list released yesterday.
It’s no surprise that Nemazee gave to Bill Clinton’s group. His ties to Clinton go back to at least 1995, when he attended an event for donors involving coffee with the president. He also bundled $60,000 for Clinton’s impeachment defense in 1998.
His original connection to Clinton appears to have been through Terry McAuliffe, who rose to power in the Democratic Party through his fundraising labors for the president.
(h/t New York Post)