The Center for Responsive Politics has come out with an insightful list, disclosing Stanford's campaign contributions which shockingly demonstrates that R. Allen Stanford was president Obama's third largest donor.
Turns out Stanford was a big Democrat, giving almost a million to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Other politicians have benefited from Stanford's fraud inspired generosity over the years:
Bill Nelson, Florida Democrat: $45,900
Pete Sessions, Texas Republican: $41,375
John McCain, Arizona Republican: $28,150
Chris Dodd, Connecticut Democrat: $27,500
Overall, Stanford spent $7.2 million on campaign donations and lobbying expenses since 1999. The company also ferried lawmakers on corporate jets, including former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, a Republican who received $20,100 in Stanford campaign donations, and former Representative Robert Ney of Ohio, a Republican who received $28,200.
Once the fraudulent conveyance implications kick in it will be amusing to see all these congressional members refund the ill-gotten cash. And we can't wait to hear Chris Dodd's take on things... after all he is so concerned about compensation propriety these days.
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