The Hill is out with a report this morning that “the FBI is investigating an alleged illegal donation scheme involving a wealthy Saudi family” that has donated to Rep. Ami Bera.
The investigation centers around an alleged “straw donor” scheme run by Ibrahim Al-Rashid, who donated $2,600 to Ami Bera in 2013.
Most striking, Al-Rashid’s scheme was allegedly intended to benefit Rep. Patrick Murphy, who was a key player in Ami Bera’s shady donor swapping scheme that brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaign.
- The FBI investigated nearly $270,000 in illegal contributions to Ami Bera’s campaign, resulting in a prison sentence for his 83 year old father.
- The FBI is investigation one of Ami Bera’s major donors, who is also connected to a politician who played a key role in Bera’s massive donor swapping scheme.
- The FBI is investigating Ami Bera’s endorsed presidential candidate.
7th District voters have the right to wonder why so many FBI investigations seem to follow Ami Bera wherever he goes. Has Bera been contacted by the FBI about this latest questionable campaign finance activity?
NRCC Comment: “First it was the nearly $270,000 in illegal campaign contributions that resulted in Ami Bera’s father going to prison. Now, one of Bera’s major donors is being investigation by the FBI for an alleged illegal “straw donor” scheme involving another politician who was a key player in a massive donor swapping scheme that brought hundreds of thousands of dollars in Bera’s campaign coffers. With so many questions swirling, 7th District voters have the right to wonder why so many FBI investigations seem to follow Ami Bera wherever he goes.” – NRCC Spokesman Zach Hunter