Major Obama/Clinton Fundraiser and Donor Pleads Guilty as Foreign Agent and Contributing Illegal Campaign Contributions…

Boy howdy, this DOJ announcement is alarming on many levels.  Imaad Zuberi, a 49-year-old resident of Arcadia, California, has agreed to plead guilty to a variety of illegal activities surrounding campaign contributions, political influence, and unregistered lobbying on behalf of foreign clients.  Mr. Zuberi was under DOJ, FBI and IRS investigation since 2015 (<= important aspect on the alarming part).

(Via DOJ) Federal prosecutors today filed a criminal case charging Imaad Shah Zuberi, a Southern California campaign fundraiser, with falsifying records to conceal his work as a foreign agent while lobbying high-level U.S. government officials. The criminal charges allege that Zuberi engaged in lobbying efforts that earned him millions of dollars, most of which was pilfered from his clients, and Zuberi has agreed to plead guilty to those charges at a later date, pursuant to a plea agreement.

[…] In addition to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), Zuberi is charged in a criminal information with tax evasion and making almost $1 million in illegal campaign contributions that included funneling money from foreign entities and individuals to influence U.S. elections.

[…] Zuberi, who operated a venture capital firm called Avenue Ventures, solicited foreign nationals and representatives of foreign governments with claims he could use his influence in Washington, D.C. to change United States foreign policy and create business opportunities for his clients and himself.

According to court documents, clients gave Zuberi money for consulting fees, to make investments, or to fund campaign contributions. As part of his efforts to influence public policy, Zuberi hired lobbyists, retained public relations professionals and made campaign contributions – which gave him access to high-level U.S. officials, some of whom took action in support of his clients. As evidence of his access and influence, Zuberi distributed to his clients photographs of himself discussing policy with elected officials.

While some U.S. officials were willing to take action on issues Zuberi put forward, most of Zuberi’s business efforts were unsuccessful and his clients suffered significant losses. Many of the lobbyists, public relations consultants, and other subcontractors also suffered losses when Zuberi refused to pay them, according to the information. Zuberi, on the other hand, became wealthy, primarily as the result of fraudulent representations about his background, influence, and the use of client funds, much of which constituted an “outright conversion of client money for defendant Zuberi’s own personal benefit,” the information states.

The information details dozens of illegal campaign contributions – including those paid by Zuberi using the names of other people, “conduit contributions” made by others that Zuberi reimbursed, and contributions to U.S. political campaigns that were financed by foreign entities and individuals.

The information further states that Zuberi accepted money from two foreign companies with promises that the funds would be used to contribute to political campaigns, but Zuberi took the vast majority of the money – more than $1.1 million – for his own personal use.  (read more)

Here’s an additional alarming part.  The DOJ and FBI were investigating Mr. Zuberi since 2014 and 2015, but for some reason the Obama administration never brought charges.  One could argue Zuberi was just participating in a financial process that was business as usual for politicians in the swamp.

However, while the lack of charges against Zuberi, perhaps related to the contributions the Obama and Clinton teams were gaining, allowed Zuberi to continue his malicious effort; after Donald Trump won the 2016 election, Mr. Zuberi turned his influence efforts toward the incoming Trump administration:

What are the odds the lack of DOJ/FBI prosecution was part of an intentional design to let sketchy characters interact with incoming administration officials?

 

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188 Responses to Major Obama/Clinton Fundraiser and Donor Pleads Guilty as Foreign Agent and Contributing Illegal Campaign Contributions…

  1. Nothing to see here….. Move along please…..

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  2. donny2837 says:

    Ho Boy! What a day at the Treehouse. Sundance: Mitch warns President, CIA circles wagons, Durham looking at Brennan (the Crown Material) and Major 0bama/Clinton fundraiser/donor pleads guilty.

    Made one or two comments on one of them. Then read all four. Guess what? This is not information one can simply read and then pass a test on the content. No, to learn what Sundance said today, it must be studied. Must be read, reread, portions highlighted, Going to take this poster another 2-4 hours, at the least, to understand. Going to do in in the morning. IMPORTANT STUFF.

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  3. Bill says:

    I think I’ve got their plan figured out. The commie left that is. The IC community is too smart to think any of these weak ass charges will stick. This is just a big disinformation propaganda push. They know Americans are lazy and many times just read head lines. They think if they can push enough of this junk propaganda out there it will tilt just enough votes to help one of the establishment psychos win.

    They know they can’t assassinate PDJT. His supporters will not sit back and take that. No chance. They know they can’t make any fake crimes stick because PDJT is waaaay to hip to their game. So their last best effort is to help the dem media get enough propaganda into the voting blood stream to affect the election.

    That’s all they have left. If Trump survives this and purges the covert perps from all of the IC, the good guys need to absolutely solidify the entire IC/DOJ with white hats. Not just the upper ranks, the entire body of the IC/DOJ. If they can’t do it, they must be abolished.

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  4. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

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  5. maggiemoowho says:

    John Podesta held Zuberi meetings for Hillary Clinton

    “YOU will meet with Imaad Zuberi to thank him for his support of the campaign. Imaad was one of the first donors to contribute to the Hillary Victory Fund this week (our joint fundraising committee with the DNC). He is responsible for raising $100,200 for the Hillary Victory Fund this year.”

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails//fileid/50720/13331

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  6. mtk says:

    So is the 90 million to Obama a retainer, or is that his operating budget to produce a one sided narrative against Trump.

    How much you want bet it is production retainer.
    Meaning, the actual costs to produce the narrative is much less, and the so called production value that falls on the production team to deliver a product is hugely under budjet.
    The scam being, the windfall that falls into Obama’s pocket.
    My guess, is it is the actual budjet, if it is not an outright scripted understanding to, Hollywood production away “As a deferred costs already in the pike(paid by others), and assumed by third parties that seek only a meantion in the bylines of the pre-emtinate Obama produced production, a wish to thank ‘contributors’ list of free narrative services.

    Then the actual cost to the Obama constructied ‘Impeachment’ narrative is 90 million minus whatever it costs for some typists to type, “We to thank the following indivuals and organizations:…”

    90 million need to call up Netflix and cancell on the spot. That will get massive attention, plus the upside is equivalent to as if you contributed ten bucks to Trump 2020 many, many multiples over.
    As Nike would say, just do it…

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  7. maggiemoowho says:

    Hillary Clinton had 370 foreign agents donating to her campaign from all different countries. Zuberi is on the list also. Yet Time Magazine puts out a headline “Trump Donor To Plead Guilty To Concealing Work As Foreign Agent” Time Magazine is and always has been nothing but Fake News.

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/14998

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  8. NJF says:

    So this is going to be thrown at Trump’s feet too?

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  9. mtk says:

    What did I say the other day about MaCain-Feinsgold.
    Foreign monies in Pacs…

    Durman has found alarming evidence… Three parties of Rudy are indicted… So sure that is not weaponized BS against the swamp, “Is the swamp so sure of their narrative of Rudy aligned clients are not going to be in the end States witneses.”

    BS ball is in shifty Schiff’s camp. Notice, the MSM silence on subject, a made for TV narrative that supports impeachment, yet profound silence. Why is that?

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    • mtk says:

      Might have something to do with AG Barr metting with Fox News…
      Might have something to do the with reason Rudy’s clients are sitting jail… that is Rudy was not their clients but a sanctioned agent of the DOJ?

      Might have something to do with the deep state is screwed six ways to Sunday.,

      This this is playing the swamp with their own games.

      This is…

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  10. The Devilbat says:

    Can you even imagine how much money China will manage to illegally give the democrats in 2020?

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  11. MILupper says:

    The investigation of Zuberi began in 2015. Purely coincidence that a new head of the DOJ Criminal Fraud Division was appointed. The name we all know and despise: Andrew Weissmann.

    A case this big involving millions of dollars of fraud, illegal campaign donations to Obama and Clinton,money from foreign governments and businesses would be run by the top official at DOJ- Fraud Division- Weissmann.

    The dems are all shake down artists. I can imagine a wink- wink- nod -nod from Weissman that Zuberi goes to jail if the money dries up. Then shazaam, DJT wins the election and Zuberi for the first time donates to the Trump inauguration. More insurance from the deep state Weissnman

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  12. There are literally tens of billions of dollars annually used in Washington, D.C. that come from narcotics and child trafficking proceeds that are laundered and used as campaign contributions, and bribes, not to mention all the blackmail that the very many pedophiles like former Speaker Denny Hastert, one of the longest serving, least distinguished House Speakers, pay. Hastert, who was close to Dick Cheney, an alleged pedo, was also close to Obama, a closet case and alleged pedo, and Hastert was made Speaker despite no record of accomplishments because he was a known pedophile and thus completely controllable.

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