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Ex-Trump Fundraiser Charged With Illegal Foreign Lobbying

  • U.S. says Broidy was paid millions to squelch 1MDB probe
  • Broidy charged in document that often precedes guilty plea
Elliott Broidy

Elliott Broidy

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Elliott Broidy, a former top political fundraiser for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, has been charged as part of a wide-ranging federal probe into back-channel efforts to influence the Trump administration on behalf of foreign interests.

Broidy participated in a scheme to illegally lobby the Trump administration to stop investigating the embezzlement scandal at the 1MDB Malaysian state investment fund, according to charging documents unsealed on Wednesday.