Hillary has history of Iranian fundraising to explain

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NEW YORK – As the U.S. presses for an agreement that could allow Iran to become a nuclear-weapons power, Hillary Clinton’s receipt of funds from the mullah-led Islamic regime and her hiring of a convicted Iranian-American multimillionaire with ties to Tehran as her national campaign finance director in 2008 could become an issue if she runs for president again.

The Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation accepted $30,000 between April 2005 and March 2006 and another contribution of between $25,000 and $50,000 in 2008 from the New York-based Alavi Foundation.

U.S. government prosecutors have identified the foundation as an arm of the Iranian government.

For her 2008 presidential campaign, Clinton hired Hassan Nemazee as her national campaign finance director, who was known for his efforts to normalize relations with the theocratic Iranian regime. In 2010, Nemazee pleaded guilty to running a Ponzi scheme in which he obtained $292 million in fraudulent loans.

Rachel Ehrenfeld, director of the American Center for Democracy, spelled out the problem with the Clinton Foundation receiving funds from the Alavi Foundation in a Jan. 5, 2009, article published by Forbes.

“Alavi’s contribution [in 2008] to Clinton came just two days after the Treasury Department also designated Alavi’s partner, the New York-based Assa Corp., as a terrorist entity, and the New York Southern District’s attorney seized and forfeited its assets,” Ehrenfeld wrote.

Then, in September 2013, Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest had issued a decision granting summary judgment in favor of the United States’ claims for forfeiture of a 36-story Midtown Manhattan office building owned by the Alavi Foundation and Assa Corp.

The feds charged the building’s owners were “a front for the Iranian government” that had violated in conjunction with Bank Melli Iran the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, IEEPA, and federal money-laundering statutes.

In October 2007, Bank Melli was designated a terrorist funding organization under Executive Order 13382. Iran’s largest bank was providing services to Iranian entities involved in creating nuclear weapons and advancing Iran’s ballistic missile programs in conjunction with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

On April 19, 2014, the U.S. Justice Department agreed to distribute the proceeds of the Manhattan office building to victims of attacks by Iran-backed militants.

Hillary’s Iranian fundraiser

Hillary Clinton inherited Nemazee, the multimillionaire Iranian-American investment banker and top Democratic Party fundraiser, from John Kerry. In 2004, Nemazee served as the New York finance chairman for Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign after serving as finance chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

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Hassan Nemazee leaves Manhattan Federal Court after pleading guilty to fraud in 2010.

During the 2004 presidential campaign, Nemazee’s history of urging the United States to normalize diplomatic relationships with the theocratic regime ruling Iran, despite Iran’s continued alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons, caused anti-mullah Iranian activists in the U.S. to accuse Nemazee of being an agent of the Iranian government.

On Oct. 18, 2004, WND attended a deposition in New York City in which Nemazee was questioned under oath by legal counsel for Aryo Pirouznia, the leader of the Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran.

Nemazee had sued Pirouznia in a $10 million defamation suit in which Nemazee charged that Pirouznia had defamed him by calling him an agent of the religious clerics ruling Iran.

Pirouznia had charged that Nemazee was utilizing his resources, including investment funds Nemazee managed in Nemazee Capital Corp., to further the interests of the religious rulers in Tehran in the formation of U.S. foreign policy toward Iran.

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NEW YORK – As the U.S. presses for an agreement that could allow Iran to become a nuclear-weapons power, Hillary Clinton’s receipt of funds from the mullah-led Islamic regime and her hiring of a convicted Iranian-American multimillionaire with ties to Tehran as her national campaign finance director in 2008 could become an issue if she runs for president again.

The Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation accepted $30,000 between April 2005 and March 2006 and another contribution of between $25,000 and $50,000 in 2008 from the New York-based Alavi Foundation.

U.S. government prosecutors have identified the foundation as an arm of the Iranian government.

For her 2008 presidential campaign, Clinton hired Hassan Nemazee as her national campaign finance director, who was known for his efforts to normalize relations with the theocratic Iranian regime. In 2010, Nemazee pleaded guilty to running a Ponzi scheme in which he obtained $292 million in fraudulent loans.

Rachel Ehrenfeld, director of the American Center for Democracy, spelled out the problem with the Clinton Foundation receiving funds from the Alavi Foundation in a Jan. 5, 2009, article published by Forbes.

“Alavi’s contribution [in 2008] to Clinton came just two days after the Treasury Department also designated Alavi’s partner, the New York-based Assa Corp., as a terrorist entity, and the New York Southern District’s attorney seized and forfeited its assets,” Ehrenfeld wrote.

Then, in September 2013, Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest had issued a decision granting summary judgment in favor of the United States’ claims for forfeiture of a 36-story Midtown Manhattan office building owned by the Alavi Foundation and Assa Corp.

The feds charged the building’s owners were “a front for the Iranian government” that had violated in conjunction with Bank Melli Iran the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, IEEPA, and federal money-laundering statutes.

In October 2007, Bank Melli was designated a terrorist funding organization under Executive Order 13382. Iran’s largest bank was providing services to Iranian entities involved in creating nuclear weapons and advancing Iran’s ballistic missile programs in conjunction with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

On April 19, 2014, the U.S. Justice Department agreed to distribute the proceeds of the Manhattan office building to victims of attacks by Iran-backed militants.

Hillary’s Iranian fundraiser

Hillary Clinton inherited Nemazee, the multimillionaire Iranian-American investment banker and top Democratic Party fundraiser, from John Kerry. In 2004, Nemazee served as the New York finance chairman for Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign after serving as finance chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

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Hassan Nemazee leaves Manhattan Federal Court after pleading guilty to fraud in 2010.

During the 2004 presidential campaign, Nemazee’s history of urging the United States to normalize diplomatic relationships with the theocratic regime ruling Iran, despite Iran’s continued alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons, caused anti-mullah Iranian activists in the U.S. to accuse Nemazee of being an agent of the Iranian government.

On Oct. 18, 2004, WND attended a deposition in New York City in which Nemazee was questioned under oath by legal counsel for Aryo Pirouznia, the leader of the Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran.

Nemazee had sued Pirouznia in a $10 million defamation suit in which Nemazee charged that Pirouznia had defamed him by calling him an agent of the religious clerics ruling Iran.

Pirouznia had charged that Nemazee was utilizing his resources, including investment funds Nemazee managed in Nemazee Capital Corp., to further the interests of the religious rulers in Tehran in the formation of U.S. foreign policy toward Iran.

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