A man indicted for illegally funneling millions in foreign money to Hillary Clinton’s campaign was sentenced to 10 years in prison for child sex crimes.
George Nader is a bagman for various governments in the Mideast and was secretly funneling money to Hillary’s campaign and after she lost to Trump’s inauguration.
Nader pleaded guilty to the sex crimes and will still stand trial for the indictment tied to Hillary later. Neither candidate was aware of where his money came from.
George Nader, a key witness in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for bringing a teenage boy to the United States for sex and possessing child pornography.
Nader, a 61-year-old Lebanese American lobbyist, pleaded guilty in January and received 10 years for each charge on Friday. Judge Leonie Brinkema of the Eastern District of Virginia said they could be served concurrently.
The hearing took place in a socially-distanced federal courtroom with yellow X’s on the courtroom benches keeping the scattering of people in the audience spaced out from one another in the mostly empty room.
Search warrants unsealed last year revealed the FBI found child pornography in Nader’s possession during the Russia investigation. The warrants alleged that at least a dozen videos containing child pornography were found on his phones — some involving animals and boys as young as 2 years old.
Nader was also accused of taking a 14-year-old boy from the Czech Republic to his Washington, D.C., home in 2000 and using him for sex. Two years later, Czech authorities arrested Nader amid allegations that he had sex with underage boys in the Czech Republic between 1999 and 2002. He was convicted in May 2003 of molesting children, according to the search warrants.
Eight people, including a longtime political networker and a CEO, have been indicted on charges of funneling money illegally into Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and other political groups.
George Nader, who has for decades hobnobbed with political elites and became a key Mueller cooperator, and Allied Wallet CEO Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja are accused of sending millions to political committees and hiding Nader as its source, with Nader allegedly reporting to a Middle Eastern government on the effort.
According to Federal Election Commission records and details in the indictment, the money primarily went toward backing Clinton’s 2016 campaign efforts. Though Clinton and her affiliated campaign finance groups are unnamed in the indictment, the money primarily went to her campaign, according to a source familiar with the investigation and campaign finance records. Attorneys for the Clinton campaign, the Democratic Party, and Bill and Hillary Clinton did not respond to requests for comment on Wednesday.
The other conspirators are alleged to have been part of Khawaja’s donations scheme, which allowed him to exceed campaign finance limits, according to the indictment.
Nader, specifically, is accused of sending more than $3.5 million through Khawaja to political committees so they could gain access to then-candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016. “It was a purpose of the conspiracy for Nader and Khawaja to use their access to Candidate 1 to gain favor with, and potential financial support from, the government of Foreign Country A,” prosecutors wrote in the indictment. The contributions were disguised so Nader’s involvement was hidden, the Justice Department said.