White House adviser accused of securing UN votes, arms on Iran’s behalfAugust 8, 2012 No Comments
August 8, 2012 / MariaNews.com
White House adviser accused of securing UN votes, arms on Iran’s behalf
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Iran-tied telecom firm that paid White House adviser David Plouffe $100,000 in speaking fees is caught up in allegations that it led a campaign of bribery and influence-trading inside the Islamic Republic in order to “steal” a mobile-phone license.
The “premeditated program of corruption” allegedly included efforts to arm Iran and secure favorable United Nations votes regarding its nuclear program. The claims were detailed in a lawsuit filed by a spurned competitor earlier this year in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
The claims surfaced in U.S. court years after Plouffe, who also served as President Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, accepted the speaking fees from South African company MTN Group in late 2010. But the suit alleges that the “corruption” was well under way, dating back to 2004, though MTN has denied the accusations.
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