Rapper faces charges for illegal contributions to Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign
Oddly enough, the more investigations Democrats bring against President Donald Trump, the more we find out about Barack Obama’s past wrongdoings.
The latest scandal to surface involves a rapper who allegedly conspired with a Malaysian financier to raise millions for Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign — illegally.
The indictment handed down by the Justice Department describes an intricate scheme to pour millions of dollars into a 2012 campaign.
While Obama is not named in the indictment, it clearly refers to his campaign, according to the Washington Examiner.
In all, it is believed that more than $21 million passed through the hands of a man named Low Taek Jho to The Fugees rapper Prakazrel Michel, better known by his stage name, Pras.
Michel allegedly took almost $1 million of the funds and distributed it to roughly 20 straw donors. Those donors, in turn, contributed the money to Barack Obama’s campaign, maxing out their individual contributions.
“The indictments allege that by funneling campaign contributions through straw donors, Michel caused a presidential joint fundraising committee to submit false reports to the Federal Election Commission,” the Examiner reported.
Another $1 million of the funds went to an independent committee that was involved in the 2012 election.
Deny, Deny, Deny
For his part, Michel has already made his first court appearance. He pleaded not guilty.
Low, on the other hand, remains at large — and this isn’t his first run-in with the law. The Justice Department previously indicted Low on money laundering charges.
If this case against Low and Michel pans out, it will add yet another scandal to Obama’s “scandal-free” presidency — which could be bad news for former Vice President Joe Biden, who continues to bring up his days working for Obama on the campaign trail.
Biden recently said there was not even a “whisper” of a scandal during Obama’s presidency. Looks like he spoke too soon.