Obama Tainted By Another WH Bagman

Jarrett turns against crony for ripping off SEIU
A Democratic fundraiser was found guilty Friday of engineering a $21 million bank fraud scheme.

Courtney Dupree was convicted of vastly overstating the billings of his Long Island City-based lighting company GDC Acquisitions in order to fraudulently obtain a loan from Amalgamated Bank (N.B. owned by the jumbo labor union UNITE-HERE-SEIU.)

Dupree, 42, sat stone-faced as the verdict was read in Brooklyn Federal Court. He faces up to 30 years in prison and has to pay back at least $18 million.

“This is a case about lying to a bank to get money,” Assistant U.S. Attorney David Woll told the jury during the trial. “It is about telling lies over and over again in order to grab millions of dollars of the bank’s money.”

Dupree, who attended the elite Wharton School of Business, was a rainmaker in Democratic circles.

In 2008, Dupree hosted a $1,000-a-ticket fund-raiser for Barack Obama at his Broad St. apartment that was attended by top aide Valerie Jarrett.
(full story at nydailynews.com)

Meet Barack Obama (D-SEIU)

Palmer Raids, Teapot Dome, 55 MPH

On this day: January 2
Brigham Young is arrested on charges of bigamy for having 25 wives (1872)

Woodrow Wilson's Palmer Raids begin (1920)

U.S. Interior Secretary Albert Fall resigns over the Teapot Dome scandal (1923)

President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH during an OPEC embargo (1974)

b: Willi Graf (1918); d: Daniel Keefe (1929), Dixy Lee Ray (1994)

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