Their latest assault on freedom is to attack Romney donors with the full force of the U.S. government.
The DOJ, which is supposed to be free of political affiliations, is an arm of the Obama campaign. They are going after high profile donor, Sheldon Adelson who has pledged $100 million to Republican’s campaigns, including Romney’s.
The DOJ is accusing Adelson of failure to report millions 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.
There are NO indications that actions by Adelson, Sands’ Chief Executive were included in the investigation. Huh???
The DOJ said they are concerned that the industry’s lax financial system could be used for money laundering.
Could be being the operative words here. Sounds like a Harry Reid accusation, lots of noise, no substance. They are fishing.
The company has denied any wrongdoing.
Their evidence concerns a Chinese-born Mexican businessman, Ye Gon, who owed $125 million to Vegas casinos. He transferred some $85 million in payments using Mexican exchange houses, which the casinos were somehow supposed to know indicated wrongdoing.
In 2007, Ye Gon was indicted on drug charges, which were dismissed.
Another high roller transferred $100 million to Vegas. He is serving a six year sentence for accepting illegal kickbacks.[LA Times]
The nasty Attack Watch campaign was in high gear after this announcement was made and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said that Adelson was linked to money coming from “Chinese prostitution” and it had been contributed to Republican congressional candidates.
The DCCC went to the Harry Reid School of Gossip and Wild Accusations.
They had to apologize for that one.
“In press statements issued on June 29 and July 2, 2012, the DCCC made unsubstantiated allegations that attacked Sheldon Adelson, a supporter of the opposing party,” the Democratic committee said in a statement. “This was wrong. The statements were untrue and unfair, and we retract them.”
You can’t believe a thing they say.