PRO-CLINTON 'DIRTY CASH' MAN FLEES
A Pakistani immigrant is wanted by federal authorities on charges he channeled $30,000 in illegal contributions to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential war chest.
The FBI is hunting Los Angeles businessman Abdul Rehman Jinnah, who vanished soon after his grand-jury indictment for violating federal election laws last May.
Clinton's camp has denied any knowledge of Jinnah's scheme, which is also alleged to have funneled more than $50,000 in illegal donations to the political action committees of Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday.
Jinnah, 56, a cellphone and frozen-yogurt businessman, allegedly collected campaign donations from family members, friends and employees at fake fund-raising events - then reimbursed them. The scam allowed him to evade the $2,000 limit on individual contributions to candidates, the feds say.
He is believed to have fled to his native Pakistan after his
indictment on charges of conspiracy and making illegal campaign
The FBI has posted Jinnah's mug shot on its featured fugitive list.
Clinton's campaign said Jinnah's allegedly illegal
contributions would be donated to charity. A representative said the
campaign had no knowledge of Jinnah's activities and had not been contacted by federal investigators.
The Hillary Clinton Accountability Project hillcap.org