‘Opportunist’ Political Donor Who Made Millions Peddling Influence Sentenced to 12 YearsEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

A once high-flying political fundraiser who prosecutors said gave illegal campaign contributions to a host of U.S. politicians and evaded the payment of millions of dollars in taxes was sentenced Thursday to 12 years behind bars. Imaad Zuberi, who prosecutors said ingratiated himself with politicos in both major parties and peddled the resulting influence to foreign governments, pleaded guilty to charges of tax evasion, campaign finance violations, and failing to register as a foreign agent, according to the Justice Department. “He used foreign money to fund illegal campaign contributions that bought him political influence, and used that influence to lobby U.S. officials for policy changes on behalf of numerous foreign principals,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, in a written statement. Zuberi, of Arcadia, California, falsified records to conceal his work as a foreign agent while lobbying high-level U.S. government officials, made illegal campaign contributions, and obstructed …Read More

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