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Foreign Contributions: Rapper Charged With Funneling Money to Democrats

Joe Trotter | United States

Former Fugees rapper Pras Michel was charged on Friday with funneling millions of dollars in illegal foreign contributions to Democratic candidates and groups in the 2012 elections.

In a four-part indictment, the Justice Department alleges that Michel and his co-conspirators gave 20 individuals over $850,000 to distribute under their names to Democrat campaigns. This practice, known as using “straw-donors,” is used to avoid contribution limits and donor disclosure requirements.

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