Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Finance Director Indicted

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Finance Director Indicted (WNBC-AP)

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s former finance director has been indicted on charges of causing false campaign finance reports to be filed with the Federal Election Commission, the Justice Department said Friday. The indictment of David Rosen, unsealed in Los Angeles, focuses on his fund-raising for an Aug. 12, 2000, gala for Clinton in Los Angeles. The New York Democrat was still first lady at the time. While the event allegedly cost more than $1.2 million, the indictment said, Rosen reported contributions of about $400,000, knowing the figure to be false.

The indictment charged that Rosen provided some documents to the an FEC compliance officer but withheld the true costs of the event and provided false documents to substantiate the lower figure. In one instance, Rosen obtained and delivered a fraudulent invoice stating the cost of a concert associated with the gala was $200,000 when he know that figure was false, according to the indictment. The actual cost of the concert was more than $600,000.

Each of the four counts of making a false statement carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines upon conviction.

Drudge and the WNBC websit have Hillary Clinton’s name and picture all over this one. It’s not clear what role, if any, she has in this. One presumes Rosen had other clients.

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Comments

  1. Brian says:

    Aaaah, it’s good to have a Clinton back in the limelight. I mean, GWB, he and his friends get hassled a lot by the media.

    But when Bill and Hill were in charge you could count on an indictment against a staffer, a former partner, a friend, or someone else in the Clinton circle every couple of weeks!

  2. McGehee says:

    It’s amazing how such honest, trustworthy, pure-as-the-wind-driven snow people as Bill and Hillary [/sarcasm], somehow manage to be surrounded seven or eight deep at every hour of every day by sleazeballs.