|Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY)|
Rather, according to records available at OpenSecrets.org, Bishop accepted an additional $2,500 from Malik on March 31, 2011.
Bishop is one of a handful of Long Island politicians helping Malik use the Shinnecock Indian Nation to advance his own schemes to bring gambling ventures convenient to the New York City marketplace.
In recent years, Detroit gambling syndicator Michael Malik, a controversial character with a history of law-breaking, has been:
- Tangled up in a federally prosecuted Ponzi scheme, in partnership with the ringleader who is now a fugitive who has taken asylum in Brazil, and forced to repay $170,000 obtained fraudulently (Golberg v. Malik).
- Found guilty and on suspension for violating Arizona’s firearms laws.
- Found to have violated campaign finance laws repeatedly (2006 & 2009) and fined more than $10,000 for his actions.
- Denied a gaming license by the Michigan Gaming Control Board; reportedly because of federal tax issues and a prior domestic violence arrest and subsequent probation.
|US Rep Tim Bishop | Contributions Report|