Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe acknowledged Wednesday that he invested $47,000 in a business operated by Joseph Caramadre, who recently pled guilty to charges of "fraud, conspiracy, and identity theft" in a federal courtroom in Providence, Rhode Island.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Providence Journal reported that, according to federal prosecutors, Caramadre and his associates "stole identities of terminally ill people. They then used that information to purchase investments his clients profited from after the people died."
According to Virginia's NBC 12, "Caramadre was also a donor to McAuliffe's failed 2009 bid for the Democratic nomination for governor of Virginia. Caramadre donated more than $26 thousand to McAuliffe and hosted a fundraiser for the candidate."
...Rhode Island's NBC News 10 I-Team reported that "there is no evidence that the investors knew that Caramadre was stealing the identities of the terminally ill patients."
McAuliffe campaign spokesperson Josh Schwerin told NBC 12 "that McAuliffe and his campaign would donate the equivalent of the campaign donations from Caramadre to the American Cancer Society. $27 thousand from the campaign. $47 thousand from the candidate himself. The $27 thousand was to return campaign contributions. The $47 thousand was for the investment into Caramadre's business venture."
Oh yeah, give money to charity, like that's going to make it right?
Come on Virginia! Terry McAwful, just by virtue of being involved in this, shows just how much of a slick, immoral scumbag he is. He's not fit to be governor, much less dogcatcher.