Tony Rodham is the youngest son of Hugh Rodham, Sr., a Chicago textile wholesaler, and Dorothy Emma Howell Rodham. He went to Iowa Wesleyan College and the University of Arkansas. he didn't get a degree from either... but shucks..he had a good time.
There followed a fairly complex Odyssey through Texas, Chicago and South Florida, selling insurance, working as a process server, and serving as a private detective.
In 1994, Tony Rodham married Nicole Boxer (pic below) , daughter of United States Democratic Senator from California Barbara Boxer,(pic to left ) (a friend of the President) in a ceremony at the White House. They had one son, Zachary, and divorced in 2000. (see footnote re Abdul Rehman Jinnah) Shortly after he was caught fucking Kelly Ann Quick (pic) in the Rodham family summer cottage at Lake Winola, Pa., near Scanton and her boy friend Daniel Martin Coyne, 45, was charged with assault, burglary and trespassing, after he broke in and broke his nose, disturbing the slumber of brother Hugh and a fracas ensued.
His friends Edgar and Vonna Jo Gregory, owned a carnival company United Shows International, and had been charged with bank fraud in 1982 conviction - and although out of jail they succeeded in getting a pardon from President Clinton just before he left office (he issued over 140 in his final days). In October 2006, the group Judicial Watch filed a request with the U.S. Justice Department for an investigation, alleging that Rodham had received $107,000 from the Gregorys for lobbying President Clinton for the pardons, in the form of loans that were never repaid, as part of a quid pro quo scheme. Apparently he had also been paid by the Gregorys US$224,769 over 2 1/2 years to act as a business consultant.
Well the bad news is that Edgar has since died, and the carnival company is bankrupt. The bankruptcy trustee trying to rustle up some ante for the creditors has filed suit against Tony Rodham, seeking the return of the $107,000, which with interest would be US$153,000.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Marian Harrison of Nashville has ordered Tony Rodham to respond by March 16 to the trustee's allegation.
As if that wasn't enough it has now become clear that Tony's older brother Hugh Rodham also received nearly $400,000 for lobbying for the two men who received pardons from President Clinton , Almon Glenn Braswell for mail fraud and perjury convictions in relation to false claims about a baldness treatment by his company Gero Vita International Inc, in 1983 - at the time of the pardon Braswell was under investigation by the FDA, FTC, Internal Revenue Service, and several state attorneys general and that a federal grand jury in Los Angeles was investigating him for money laundering and tax evasion. (More about this amazing guy here)
As a fascinating footnote Braswell was arrested in 2003 and charged with owing US$10.5 million in taxes to the IRS. He ended up paying that and back taxes with interest.
Braswell has had connections to George W. Bush and George's brother Jeb Bush, who was Governor of Florida. Braswell and his companies have donated a total of at least $220,000 to their campaigns and to the Republican Party. In the snake oil magazine Gero Vita hustled - The Journal of Longevity of June 2000, hustled there was an article by Jeb Bush with a picture of both of them.
President Clinton also commuted the sentence of cocaine trafficker Carlos Vignali
who was in the 6th of 15 years in prison for organized cocaine (he was caught with 800 lbs) trafficking. This raised eyebrows as Carlos's father, Horacio Carlos Vignali gave monetary contributions to politicians such as Antonio Villaraigosa, (who is now the first Hispanic Mayor of Los Angeles) Robert Hertzberg and Xavier Becerra, and State Senator Richard Polanco who in turn petitioned Clinton for the younger Vignali's release. Hugh Rodham received US$200,000 from Horatio Vignali. It is said Villaraigosa will run for Governor of California
Well by now you have probably worked it out that Hugh and Tony are Hillary Rodham Clinton's brothers - who at the time the pardons were made, Hillary said her bother Tony Rodham ‘was not paid' .
It goes some way to explain Hollywood mogul David Geffen criticized the Clintons over the pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich, who was indicted on tax evasion, commodities fraud and other charges and fled to Switzerland. Rich's ex-wife Denise had been a major contributor to Democratic causes – including Hillary's Senate campaign.
It was widely reported last week that , Geffen – who had been close to the Clintons, was mighty sore after the Rich pardon. He was angry that Clinton had rebuffed Geffen's request for a pardon for Leonard Peltier, an American Indian activist Geffen believes was falsely convicted of two 1975 murders.
In June 1975 – during protests by the American Indian Movement – federal agents entered a ranch on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Following a shootout, two agents were found shot at close range through the head.
Peltier, who was on the reservation that day, fled to Canada but was later extradited, convicted of murder and sentenced to two consecutive life terms. He remains behind bars. Supporters, including Geffen, have claimed that authorities falsified evidence and withheld other evidence at the trial, and have long sought a pardon for Peltier, now 62 and in poor health.
Now who the hell is Abdul Rehman Jinnah ?
Well if you know him, and you know where he is, could you let the FBI know?
Authorities say Northridge, Calif., businessman Abdul Rehman Jinnah, 56, is an immigrant Pakistani businessman (the FBI says he sold cellular phones and accessories, and frozen yogurt) who recently fled the country just after being indicted on charges of engineering more than $50,000 in illegal donations to Democratic committees. A business associate charged as Jinnah's co-conspirator has entered a guilty plea and is scheduled to be sentenced in Los Angeles next week... apparently he funneled illegal contributions to Sen. Hilary Rodham Clinton and to Clinton's political action committee and to Sen. Barbara Boxer's 2004 re-election campaigns.
Officials for both committees said they were "unaware of the investigation or indictments" ... and the first they knew about it was when the Los Angeles Times git in touch. Now they know about the rogue donations they say they will give them to charity.
On May 18, 2006, a federal arrest warrant was issued (mentioning only the initials of the committees that received the illegal donations, referring to them as "HP" and "FB." ( = "Friends of Barbara Boxer.") by the United States District Court, Central District of California, after Jinnah was charged with illegal campaign contributions and conspiracy and his mug shot on the FBI's most-wanted list. (see above) Jinnah and his family donated more than $135,000 to the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates.
Hillary spoke at his request to speak to prominent Pakistani-Americans. At the time he was wooing members of Congress , lauding his homeland's contributions to the war on terrorism and calling relations with Pakistan beneficial to U.S. interests. This picture quickly snapped at the event by Lord Patel ,shows First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton attending a luncheon at the residence of Mr. Rehman Jinnah on Thursday, September 28. 2000. About 100 community members were there to welcome the First Lady.
A "For Sale" sign stood ioutside his Northedge home last week , and neighbors said the family had not been living there for months.
Jinnah appears (well having done a runner we'll say he defintielty did) to have attempted to circumvent election laws by reimbursing friends, business contacts and their family members for contributions made in their names, according to court records. Federal statutes set limits on contributions to federal campaigns and political action committees, barring donations made in the names of others. Authorities say that from June 2004 to February 2005, Jinnah directly or indirectly solicited contributions from more than a dozen "conduits," reimbursing them with funds from his company, All American Distributing, a seller of cell phone service and accessories.
The scheme allowed Jinnah to get around limits then in effect on individual donors of $5,000 per year to PACs and $2,000 per election to candidates, as well as the ban on using corporate money for political donations.
The U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles, lost a case against former Clinton campaign official David Rosen who was acquitted of charges of filing false reports about a Hollywood fundraiser given for Clinton in 2000. Hence the circumspectio which was broken when the charging document filed against Jinnah's co-conspirator, Stuart Schoenburg, (Randon Entertainment President & CEO 18440 Hatteras St. Tarzana, California 91356) identifies one of the committees as HILLPAC, the leadership committee that Clinton formed after her first Senate campaign and still uses.
Though Clinton cannot use HILLPAC to fund her presidential campaign directly, the fund allows her to donate to Democratic candidates and organizations, as well as to pay some political staff and travel expenses.
According to the indictment, Jinnah arranged US$30,000 in donations to HILL PAC by having Schoenburg, a Tarzana television producer, approach family members and others to act as straw donors. Schoenburg and five others contributed US$5,000 apiece. Jinnah later reimbursed them with funds from his corporation, prosecutors say.
Schoenburg, 76, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of conspiracy in July and his sentencing is scheduled for Monday, his attorney said it was likely to be postponed. FEC records show 'o4 donations of US$5.000 to HILLPAC and US$2,000 to Boxer Committees. by Schoenburg / Randon Entertainment / All American Entertainment of Tarzana CA Zip 91356 and also US$5,000 by a Desley Schoenburg of the same All American Entertainment / Zipcode 91356 to HILLPAC
Hillary Clinton's spokesman Howard Wolfson, said her campaign was not aware of contact between her staff and federal investigators looking into the donations. He said HILL PAC would give back the contributions cited in the indictment, as well as others from Jinnah and his family either to a charity or the US Treasury.
By the way that's a picture of Hugh "Huge" Rodham ...fine spectacle of a man.