BREAKING: Top GOP Candidate Embroiled In Major Drug Scandal
March 2, 2016 12:35pm PST
After his devastating losses on Super Tuesday, this is the last thing Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) needs…
According to a bombshell report, Rubio has a long history of corruption going back to his days working as a lobbyist and Speaker of the Florida state legislature. One of his best friends and political supporters is Congressman David Rivera (R-FL), who is currently being investigated by the FBI.
According to The Political Insider, however, the most damaging part of the report is the details of the massive contributions Rubio has received from criminal who is now in prison for helping launder drug money from South America.
Here’s an excerpt from this disturbing report:
Mr. Rivera and Mr. Rubio were also involved in another dubious deal in the mid-2000s that is breathtakingly brazen even by Florida’s promiscuous standards and which was partially unraveled over many years by a joint FBI/DEA task force. One of the key figures in the scam was Alan Mendelsohn, a GOP lobbyist and fundraiser who raised about $2 million that he funneled to numerous Florida politicians or used for his personal benefit, according to his subsequent indictment. Of that amount about $1.5 million came from a crooked businessman named Joel Steinger.
Steinger was the founder and CEO of a private company called Mutual Benefits Corp., through which he pulled off a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme that targeted elderly South Florida retirees and members of the state’s gay community. Mutual Benefits Corp. also helped a South American drug cartel launder money, evidence compiled by a the FBI/DEA task force showed.
Mendelsohn funneled money to politicians through various political entities, including a political committee he set up called The Ophthalmology PAC. Steinger gave him money in the hopes of winning political support for a bill that would exempt Mutual Benefits Corp. from state regulation. Mendelsohn also got money to pass along to politicians from a few other dubious players, including a credit counseling firm and gambling companies.
Rivera and Rubio each got $50,000 in contributions in December of 2003, paid by Mendelson through his Opthalmology PAC, to Rubio’s Floridians for Conservative Leadership PAC. Afterwards, they both voted for legislation which exempted Steinger’s Mutual Benefits Corp. from state regulations, a bill Mendelsohn aggressively lobbied for.
Rubio’s questionable history in Florida may prove to be the final nail in the coffin for him in this campaign. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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