(Headline USA) A key witness in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 Russia hoax quietly pleaded guilty last year for trying to funnel illegal foreign money into Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
George Nader, a Lebanese American lobbyist who plead guilty in 2020 for sex crimes against a minor, also plead guilty to an illegal foreign donation scheme around the same time, according to a new report by the Washington Examiner.
A court filing released by the Justice Department in December shows that Nader and Ahmad “Andy “Khawaja,” the chief executive of Allied Wallet, “orchestrated a scheme to funnel over $3.5 million in foreign funds” from the United Arab Emirates “into the 2016 presidential election.” They did so “to gain direct access to unsuspecting high-level political figures to further their professional endeavors,” the DOJ added.
Nader specifically hoped to use this money to “lobby” Clinton on behalf of his client, “the government of the United Arab Emirates,” the filing notes.
The DOJ asked for a 60-month sentence for Nader that would be run consecutively with his child sex crime sentence.
Nader was mentioned more than 100 times in Mueller’s report and was interviewed by the special counsel’s team multiple times. During Mueller’s investigation, the FBI discovered child pornography in Nader’s possession, according to search warrants unsealed in 2019. The warrants reveal the FBI found at least a dozen videos containing child pornography on his phone, some of them involving children as young as 2-years-old.
He was also charged with trafficking a 14-year-old boy from the Czech Republic into the U.S. in 2000 and molesting him. The victim testified in U.S. court against Nader in 2020, and said Nader made life “hell” for him. The judge ordered Nader to pay the victim $150,000 in restitution.