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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Congressman Bishop Under Fire For Accepting Michael Malik's Contribution
Breaking News: Bishop Donor Mixed Up WithCasinos, Illegal Contributions
By Reid Epstein
Tim Bishop campaign donor Michael Malik, a Detroit developer, is a partner with the Shinnecock indian tribe seeking to develop a Long Island casino and in 2009 Malik was found guilty and fined $4,000 by the California Fair Political Practices Commission for failing to disclose 17 campaign contributions during the 2006 cycle.
In 2008, Malik was charged in a Florida federal court with being involved in a $2.1 million fraudulent transfer stemming from a Securities and Exchange Commission Ponzi scheme case against an entertainment promoter named John P. Utsick. Malik settled the case with a $170,000 payment on the $620,000 he received from the scheme.
Malik, federal campaign finance records show, gave a max contribution of $2,400 to Bishop for Congress in 2009.
We asked Bishop campaign spokesman Audrey Kubetin about Malik earlier this afternoon and are waiting to hear back from her. Bishop and Republican opponent Randy Altschuler are to debate tomorrow morning at News 12…
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