The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into spending by a database marketer in Omaha that already faces a lawsuit contending that the company misspent millions, some of it on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton.And then, there are the other Democrats that Gupta has made wealthier.
The shareholder lawsuit contends that Vin Gupta, founder of the company, InfoUSA, used private corporate jets to fly the Clintons on business, personal and campaign trips; that Mr. Gupta gave Bill Clinton a $3.3 million consulting contract; and that the company paid for luxuries that Mr. Gupta enjoyed.
Mr. Gupta signed Mr. Clinton as a consultant after he left office. Over the years, he appointed Mr. Kerrey, Mr. Pressler, Mr. McAuliffe and Senator Ben Nelson, a Nebraska Democrat, to the boards of his companies, and gave jobs to Mr. Kerrey’s brother, William, and Ms. Pelosi’s son, Paul.And Gupta has now bought a company that does some of the polling for CNN.
It all is typical Clinton stuff with the whiff of an unseemly big donor to the Clintons and suspect connections. As Glenn Reynolds said,
I HAVE TO SAY that when the Clintons were off the national stage, I didn't miss stuff like this.When Obama says he represents a change from old-time politics, stories like this give his claim some resonance.
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