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Friday, April 11, 2014

California Car Dealer Pleads Guilty For Helping Mexican Billionaire Illegally Fund Democrats In American Elections -- PatDollard.com

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Marc Chase the co-owner of a La Jolla car dealership plead guilty to helping funnel funds from a Mexican billionaire to local politicians on Thursday. Politicians that received funds from Chase included disgraced San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D., California) and Rep. Juan Vargas (D., California).

Excerpted from NBC7 SAN DIEGO: A San Diego car dealer has pleaded guilty in a campaign finance scandal in which a foreign millionaire is accused of funneling $500,000 into political campaigns.

Marc Chase, 52, owner of Symbolic Motor Cars on La Jolla Boulevard, appeared in federal court Thursday and pleaded guilty to 8 misdemeanor counts.

Chase admitted to conspiring to make illegal campaign contributions with cash paid to him by a foreign businessman.

“He made a mistake,” said Chase’s defense attorney Guadalupe Valencia. ” He’s accepting responsibility and he hopes to move forward someday.”

Prosecutors say a billionaire Mexican businessman, identified as Jose Susumo Azano, funneled more than $500,000 into local campaigns. It is illegal for foreign nationals to contribute to U.S. elections.
On Thursday, Chase admitted that, between Dec. 29, 2011 and Jan. 2, 2012, he recruited people to donate $500 each to hide the source of the funds. Keep Reading

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