The indictment against Prakazrel "Pras" Michel, 46, was unsealed on Friday, the government says he received over $21 million from Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho (also known as "Jho Low") and funnelled it personally and through straw donors to President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, then lied about it to the Federal Elections Commission in 2015.
The charges against fugitive businessman Jho Taek Low and onetime Fugees member Prakazrel "Pras" Michel stem from a broad federal effort to track billions of dollars Low has already been accused of stealing from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund - a portion of which has allegedly been used to attempt to influence USA government officials.
The presidential candidate receiving the contributions was not identified in the indictment and was referred to only as "Candidate A". It's hardly surprising that organizations that supported Obama were also accepting foreign donations to support his campaign.
"The object of the conspiracy was for Michel and Jho Low to gain access to, and potential influence with, Candidate A and his administration, by secretly funneling foreign money from Jho Low through Michel", the indictment said.
Michel was charged with conspiracy to defraud U.S. government, falsifying records, and making a false statement.
Michel allegedly paid about $865,000 to about 20 "straw donors" so they could make donations in their names to a presidential joint fundraising committee.
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