Ex-Trump Fundraiser Charged Over Lobbying Tied To 1MDB

Law360 (October 8, 2020, 3:22 PM EDT) -- The former deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee and onetime fundraiser for President Donald Trump has been charged with running a covert campaign to lobby U.S. officials on behalf of an individual tied to the scandal over Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, 1MDB.

Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C. filed a one-count information unsealed Thursday charging Elliott Broidy with conspiring to serve as an unregistered agent of a foreign principal.

The government says Broidy agreed to lobby the Trump administration and the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve matters tied to fugitive financier Jho Low's role in a purported scheme to...

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