Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ilitch partner fronted more than $50,000 in travel, etc. for key Members of Congress

During the 2006 election cycle Michael Malik and his affiliates (Barwest LLC and MJM Manistee, Inc.) fronted more than $52,668 in travel, catering, gifts & entertainment for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Reps. Don Young (R-AK), Richard Pombo (R-CA) and Bart Stupack (D-MI). And that's what got reported!

More than 78 percent of those dollars went to pay for the expenses of Young and Pombo.

During the '04 & '06 election cycles, members of the Ilitch family and Malik also contributed more than $510,00 to these elected officials and other federal political committees. They were among top donors to Stabenow, Pombo and Young.

Each of these Members of Congress sponsored key bills granting approvals for Malik (and his partner Marian Ilitch) to build off-reservation Indian casinos.

Date (linked: – RecipientDonorAmountDescription
2005.01.25 – Don Young - Barwest LLC - $5,817 – Air travel expense

2005.07.11 – RICH PAC - Malik, Michael Sr. - $5,000 – Inkind

2005.07.11 - America’s Leadership PAC (Stabenow) - Malik, Michael - $4,000 - Reimbursement - Event Tickets

2005.07.12 – America’s Leadership PAC (Stabenow) - MJM Manistee, Inc. - $1,400 -Catering

2005.07.12 - America’s Leadership PAC (Stabenow) - Malik, Michael - $5,000 - Event Tickets & Site Rental

2005.07.15 - America’s Leadership PAC (Stabenow) - Malik, Michael - $500 - Reimbursement - Gifts for Donors

2005.09.14 – RICH PAC - Malik, Michael Sr. - $16,064 - PAC fundraiser-event rental/transportation

2005.09.14 – RICH PAC - MJM Manistee, Inc. - $10,469 PAC fundraiser-catering/hotel 09/14/05

2005.10.07 – Don Young - Malik, Michael - $3,978 – Air travel

2006.10.16 – Bart Stupak - MJM Manistee Inc. - $440 – Tailgate Event

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