As Senate GOP Blocks DISCLOSE Act, Top Donor Sheldon Adelson Probed for Bribery and Mob Ties
As Senate Republicans block the DISCLOSE Act, legislation that would unmask anonymous campaign donors, Stephen Engelberg, managing editor of ProPublica and Peter Stone, a journalist who has spent two decades covering money and politics join Democracy Now to discuss their investigation of Sheldon Adelson. Adelson is a major donor behind Republican campaigns. Adelson has pledged to donate $100 million to defeat President Obama but is now coming under new scrutiny for possible violations of federal anti-bribery law and ties to Chinese organized crime stemming from efforts to build casinos and other projects in Macau. An investigation by ProPublica, PBS "Frontline" and the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California found Adelson may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when he instructed a top executive to give $700000 to a Macau legislator who aided his company?s efforts there.