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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Dem Rep. Alcee Hastings Has Paid Convicted Money-Launderer $75K for ‘Part-time’ Work

Hastings also pays his longtime girlfriend the maximum congressional salary

Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings (Fla.) has paid a convicted money launderer nearly $75,000 for "part-time" work out of a district office, salary filings show.

Dona Nichols-Jones, the wife of Mikel Jones, a former staffer to Hastings who served as his district administrator from 1993 to 2011, is currently listed as an "aide" in his Palm Beach County office.

Dona Nichols-Jones, along with her husband, were convicted in 2011 of money laundering, conspiracy, and fraud after they had used hundreds of thousands of dollars from a business loan for personal use, the FBI announced in November 2011.

The couple's scheme stemmed from a loan that Mikel received to help finance a Philadelphia law firm he owned. Jones secured a multi-million line of credit from Stillwater, a New York-based lender, and agreed to only use the credit for legitimate expenses in relation to his firm's operation.

The Joneses set up a shell company and created fake invoices in order to funnel money to themselves. The stolen money was used to pay credit card bills and purchase tickets to sporting events.

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Anonymous said...

Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings who campaigned hard for Hillary Clinton says that black politicians need all the $$$ help that they can get, anyway that they can get it. Get it???

Anonymous said...

He is also one of very few Federal judges ever to be removed from the bench. IIRC, he accepted bribes. Later he was elected to Congress. Can you guess what party he represents?

Anonymous said...

The party of stupendously ignorant and mentally vulnerable people of color?

Anonymous said...

Libtards are scratching their heads and wondering what wrong was done here.

Anonymous said...

he's been a crook for many years.