Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has received campaign contributions from people and political action committees linked to multiple companies suspected of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.So, does that make you un-American, Harry?
The FCPA "generally prohibits the payment of bribes to foreign officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business," according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Coincidentally, when describing Charles and David Koch as "un-American" during a recent Senate floor speech, Reid referred to a Bloomberg news story in 2011 on a French subsidiary of Koch Industries.
"These are the same brothers whose company, according to a Bloomberg investigation, paid bribes and kickbacks to win contracts in Africa, India and the Middle East," Reid said.
"I have no problem with people making a lot of money -- but it's what they do with their money," Reid told Business Insider in a subsequent interview.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Harry Reid's funny money: