Political Donor Gets 12 Years After Hiding Foreign Agent Work

Law360 (February 18, 2021, 11:12 PM EST) -- A Los Angeles-area businessman and major political donor was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for falsifying records in an effort to hide his work lobbying federal officials as a foreign agent, dodging millions of dollars in taxes and making illicit campaign contributions, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.

Imaad Shah Zuberi, 50, was also ordered to pay $15.7 million in restitution, as well as a criminal fine of $1.75 million, according to a statement from the DOJ. U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips sentenced him in California federal court.

Zuberi, who's from the Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia,...

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