Friday, May 24, 2013

FLASHBACK: Holder Used Dept. Of InJustice To Go After Romney Donor Sheldon Adelson

This is back from August of last year, right before the GOP convention and as the 2012 Presidential Race was heating up (original source LA Times, link broken. Fox News).
The Justice Department is investigating whether Las Vegas Sands Corp., owned by high-profile Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, broke federal law by failing to report millions of dollars of potentially laundered money transferred to its casinos by two high-rolling Las Vegas gamblers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles is investigating deposits made in the mid-2000s by a Mexican pharmaceutical businessman, later indicted for drug trafficking in 2007, and a California executive with Fry's Electronics, who later pleaded guilty to taking illegal kickbacks, the newspaper said, citing lawyers and federal officials working on the case.

The Journal said there were no indications that the investigation included actions by Adelson, Sands' chief executive and a major political donor for the Republican Party. Adelson has pledged to spend as much as $100 million to help Republican candidates in this election cycle.

Federal investigators have begun focusing on casinos amid concerns that the industry's lax financial systems could be used for money laundering and other illegal activities, according to Justice Department officials cited by the Journal.
Days earlier, the DCCC had to apologize for making the false claim that Adelson profited from prostitution at his resorts in China.

Nine months later, we now know that the IRS abused its power to give scrutiny to Tea Party, patriot, Christian and Jewish groups that applied for 501c4 statuses, asking intrusive questions, in an effort to chill their political activism.

I think it's more than a coincidence that Holder also went after one of the GOP and Mitt Romney's top donors?

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