Two New York Residents Charged With Funneling Chinese Investor Money to Trump Campaign

Posted on AllSides July 19th, 2022
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NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) - Two New York state residents were charged with illegally using funds from Chinese and Singaporean investors to donate $600,000 to then-President Donald Trump's re-election campaign in 2017, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.

The scheme was part of an effort by Sherry Li and Lianbo Wang to showcase political connections as they sought funds to build a China-themed park in upstate New York, prosecutors said, adding that they raised $27 million in investment, but never completed the project.

Prosecutors said Li and Wang made contributions...

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