fbpx
Monday, August 2, 2021
No menu items!

Trump ally Barrack arrested on foreign lobbying charges -U.S. Justice Department

Thomas Barrack, a billionaire friend of Donald Trump who chaired the former president’s inaugural fund, was arrested on Tuesday (July 20) and charged with illegally lobbying the Trump administration on behalf of the United Arab Emirates.

Barrack and two other defendants are accused of failing to register as lobbyists and using their influence to advance the UAE’s foreign policy goals in the United States.

“The defendants repeatedly capitalized on Barrack’s friendships and access to a candidate who was eventually elected president, high-ranking campaign and government officials, and the American media to advance the policy goals of a foreign government without disclosing their true allegiances,” U.S. Department of Justice official Mark Lesko in a press release.

Barrack is also alleged to have repeatedly lied during an FBI interview about his dealings with the UAE.

He did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Barrack, 74, is a longtime Trump ally and founder of the large private equity firm Colony Capital. Barrack stepped down as Colony Capital’s chief executive in 2020. In April, he resigned as executive chairman of the firm.

(Production: Deborah Lutterbeck)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

‘I came here not playing games’ – Puerto Rico’s gold medallist Camacho-Quinn

Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn capped a dazzling performance in the women's 100-metre hurdles in Tokyo with a...

Sky turns orange as Turkey wildfire rages

Plumes of orange smoke filled the skyline of Turkey's popular holiday resort area of Bodrum on Sunday (August 1) as firefighters battled...

NFL player goes wild cheering on wife at Olympics

David Blough, who plays for the Detroit Lions in the NFL, showed just how much he supports his wife, Melissa Gonzalez, when...

Belarusian athlete at Tokyo airport after being sent home for criticizing coaches

A Belarusian sprinter said she was taken to the airport against her wishes on Sunday (August 1) to board a flight back...

U.S. swimmer Murphy disappointed in how doping comments were portrayed

U.S. gold medallist Olympic swimmer Ryan Murphy on Sunday (August 1) said he was disappointed with how comments he made about doping...

More Articles Like This