Now, a firm linked to a green automotive firm he founded and bailed out of last year, is being investigated by the DHS (Politico).
The AP reported that the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security is looking at whether a top U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services official may have inappropriately helped obtain a visa for an investor in the company Gulf Coast Funds Management LLC. The report stated that the FBI was briefed on the investigation.Of course, none of Terry Mac's "green jobs" ever were intended for Virginia. He was creating jobs for China.
That firm, which is headed by Anthony Rodham – Hillary Clinton’s brother – pools foreign investments and obtains so-called EB-5 visas for overseas financiers who commit large sums to American projects.
The report published Tuesday says that there have not yet been any charges of criminal activity on the part of the company or the USCIS official in question, Alejandro Mayorkas, who’s currently up for the number-two job at DHS.
The investor involved in the probe has not been identified, but the AP said he is of Chinese origin. The report also did not say where his money may have been invested through Rodham’s firm.
Still, Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli – McAuliffe’s opponent in the 2013 Virginia governor’s race – said the report raises “serious questions” about GreenTech’s use of the EB-5 visa program.
...Cuccinelli’s swift response to the news about Gulf Coast Funds Management underscores just how intensely Republicans have focused – and will continue to focus – on McAuliffe’s business record during the governor’s race.
McAuliffe has presented himself during the campaign as a Richmond outsider who understands the private sector, while the GOP plans to cast him as a political fixer with no particular record of success in business.
POLITICO reported earlier this year that McAuliffe quietly cut ties with GreenTech last December, tendering his resignation as the company’s chairman on the first day of that month.