A California businessman named Stevan Hill just plead guilty to conspire to make and conceal illegal campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential campaign.
This is not the first such case surrounding Hillary’s doomed campaign and with one of her lawyers being indicted the other day, America needs some answers about what in the heck went on in the historic 2016 campaign.
From DOJ: “A California business executive pleaded guilty today in the District of Columbia for conspiring to make and conceal conduit and excessive campaign contributions during the U.S. presidential election in 2016 and thereafter.
“According to the indictment and other court documents, Stevan Hill, 70, of Santa Monica, conspired with Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja, and others, between March 2016 and June 2018, to make unlawful contributions to several political committees, thereby circumventing contribution limits and causing the political committees to unwittingly submit false reports to the Federal Election Commission.
“Specifically, according to admissions made in connection with Hill’s plea, in August 2016, Khawaja gave Hill $100,000 to contribute in Hill’s name to a political committee supporting a candidate running for U.S. president in the 2016 election cycle.
“The purpose of making the contribution in Hill’s name was to allow Khawaja to exceed contribution limits set by federal law. The contribution was made in connection with a political event hosted by Khawaja in October 2016.
“In addition, Hill admitted that, in June 2017, Khawaja gave him approximately $50,000 to contribute in Hill’s name to another political committee. Again, the purpose of making the contribution in Hill’s name was to allow Khawaja to exceed contribution limits set by federal law.
“Hill also admitted that, in January 2018, Khawaja gave him approximately $50,000 to contribute in Hill’s name to another political committee.
“Again, the purpose of making the contribution in Hill’s name was to allow Khawaja to exceed contribution limits set by federal law. The contribution was made in connection with a political event hosted by Khawaja in March 2018.
“Hill pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to make conduit contributions, make excessive contributions, cause false statements to be made, and cause false entries in records. He is scheduled to be sentenced at a later date and faces a statutory maximum of five years in prison.
“A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. Charges remain pending against Khawaja, who is a fugitive, and others in the indictment.
“Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Assistant Director in Charge Steven M. D’Anutono of the FBI’s Washington Field Office made the announcement.
“The FBI’s Washington Field Office is investigating the case.
“Senior Litigation Counsel Victor R. Salgado and Trial Attorney Michelle K. Parikh of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section (PIN) are prosecuting the case. Former PIN Trial Attorney James C. Mann and PIN Trial Attorney Michael J. Romano also provided significant assistance in the investigation.
NEW: A Calif. businessman (STEVAN HILL) pleaded guilty to conspiring to make & conceal illegal conduit contributions.— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) September 23, 2021
Hill accepted $100k from ANDY KHAWAJA to donate to a 2016 presidential candidate.
FEC records indicate that $ went to HILLARY CLINTON.https://t.co/UtwqncuVOA pic.twitter.com/6Yaf21opfo
When you have $ to donate to politicians (even if some of that money later is alleged to have been part of an illegal conduit donation scheme to help a foreign government), you get up-close access to those politicians.— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) September 23, 2021
Here are some photos from ANDY KHAWAJA's Instagram & website pic.twitter.com/qcNxglQjap
CONTEXT: Khawaja is accused of funneling $3.5M in illicit campaign donations from GEORGE NADER to gain favor from a foreign government.— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) September 23, 2021
The government is the UAE, & the donations initially went to HILLARY CLINTON & Dems in 2016, then to TRUMP after he won https://t.co/cz6cwLx3ac https://t.co/x27G64G8mK