Hillary Tied to Shady Donor

Lawsuit againt CEO reveals ethically questionable contributions
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2007 7:10 PM CDT
Hillary Tied to Shady Donor

The CEO of infoUSA, a large consumer information broker, has given Bill and Hillary Clinton almost $3 million over the past four years. But a recent legal dustup between Vinod Gupta and his company's shareholders over extravagant spending and political donations is revealing a relationship with the Clintons that, according to the Times, is worthy of pause.

The lawsuit accuses Gupta of wasting company funds to ingratiate himself with the Clintons by lavishing them with gifts. Gupta, who remains one of Hillary's most reliable fund-raisers and backers, has a sketchy background—infoUSA has even sold consumer data to telemarketing criminals—that could tarnish Hillary's image. (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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