Washington: A former fundraising event for US President Donald Trump is expected to plead guilty next week for illegal lobbying Trump to halt investigations into a massive embezzlement scandal in Malaysia, according to court documents filed on Thursday.
Former fundraising event, Elliott Brody, will be attending a hearing in federal court in Washington, DC on Tuesday.
According to court documents filed earlier this month, Broidy was also charged with illegal lobbying to prepare for the return of mainland Chinese dissidents residing in the United States.
Neither Broidy’s lawyer nor the representative of the U.S. Department of Justice made an immediate comment.
According to court filings released earlier this month, Broidy was accused of accepting Trump and the Department of Justice to receive millions of dollars in exchange for ending an investigation of “wealthy businessmen living in East Asia” for their role in Malaysia. s 1MDB scandal.
The charges brought against Broidy do not have the name of the person who hired Broidy for lobbying.
Brody, a businessman who held senior finance positions on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and inaugural committee, is the most recently accused of a crime related to Trump, and the president is lagging behind in public opinion polls ahead of November. 3 elections.
The U.S. Alien Registration Act requires people lobbying the U.S. government to register foreign entities.
Last year, the Department of Justice stepped up enforcement of laws that were rarely prosecuted against foreign lobbying.
The prosecution of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort violated the law.
Manafort made tens of millions of dollars by secretly lobbying for Ukraine’s pro-Russian politician.