Money Laundering Scheme Exposed: 14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs & Non-Profits Implicated

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Andrew Kerr via The Citizens Audit,

This is serious.

  • David Brock operates over a dozen pro-Clinton organizations from his office in Washington DC.
  • Uncovered records expose a constant flow of money between his organizations.
  • Brock’s unregistered Professional Solicitor, the Bonner Group, receives a 12.5% cut every time money is moved.

There’s a reason why David Brock chooses to house an unregistered Professional Solicitor in his office to raise money for his conglomerate of Super PACs and non-profits.

Professional Solicitors are required to disclose their active solicitation contracts.  Brock wants his unregistered solicitor, the Bonner Group, to keep their client list hidden for a very specific reason.

 

David Brock is laundering money

David Brock has 7 non-profits, 3 Super PACs, one 527-committee, one LLC, one joint fundraising committee, and one unregistered solicitor crammed into his office in Washington DC.

Uncovered records expose a constant flow of money between these organizations.

The Bonner Group, his professional solicitor, works off a commission.  Every time money gets passed around, Bonner receives a 12.5% cut.

 

Follow the money

Nonprofits are required to disclose who they give cash grants to.

But they aren’t required to disclose who gave them cash grants.

This weak system of one way verification is being abused by Brock.  He’s been cycling money between his organizations for years, and the Bonner Group’s 12.5% commission gets triggered after every pass.

In 2014, Media Matters for America raised $10,021,188.

The Bonner Group was credited for raising these funds.  Media Matters paid them a $1,147,882 commission.

media-matters-bonner-commission

 

That same year, Media Matters gave a $930,000 cash grant to David Brock’s Franklin Education Forum, an organization that shares office space with Media Matters.

media-matters-grant-to-franklin-education-forum

In 2014, the Franklin Education Forum reported $994,000 in total contributions.  93.6% of that total came from Media Matters!

 

Surprisingly, though, the Franklin Education Forum gave full credit to Bonner for raising that money.  They paid the fundraiser a $124,250 commission in 2014!

franklin-education-forum-bonner-commission

 

Notice what happened?

  1. David Brock’s Media Matters gave a $930,000 cash grant to David Brock’s Franklin Education Forum
  2. David Brock’s Franklin Education Forum credited the Bonner Group for raising those funds, triggering the 12.5% commission
    • David Brock paid the Bonner Group a $124,250 commission to solicit a cash grant … from himself!

 

It doesn’t stop there

After the Franklin Education Forum retained $869,750, they sent a $816,224 cash grant to David Brock’s The Franklin Forum:

franklin-education-forum-grant-to-franklin-forum

Note: The ‘Franklin Education Forum’ is a 501(c)3, and ‘The Franklin Forum’ is a 501(c)4. They are not the same company.

Since The Franklin Forum 501(c)4 paid Bonner a commission in 2013, it’s safe to assume fundraiser received a $102,028 commission in 2014. Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell for sure. They still haven’t filed their taxes for 2014!

 

Let’s recap

Say, for example, you donate $1,062,857 to Media Matters for America.   This is how David Brock would have used your charitable donation in 2014:

  1.  Media Matters would receive your $1,062,857 donation
    • The Bonner Group would earn a $132,857 commission
    • Media Matters would retain $930,000
  2. Next, Media Matters would give what’s left of your entire donation, $930,000, to the Franklin Education Forum
    • The Bonner Group would ‘earn’ a $116,250 commission
    • The Franklin Education Forum would retain $813,750
  3. The Franklin Education Forum would then forward the remaining $813,750 to The Franklin Forum
    • The Bonner Group would ‘earn’ a $101,718 commission
    • The Franklin Forum would retain $712,031

In the end, Brock’s solicitor would have pocketed $350,825, almost a third of your initial donation! That’s a far cry from the advertised 12.5% commission.

As bizarre as that scenario may sound, this is exactly what David Brock did in 2014.

 

How can we be sure this is intentional?

David Brock is the Chairman for each of these organizations!  How could he not know what’s going on?

He’s a hands-on Chairman.  According to their tax returns, Brock allocates time, weekly, to his organizations:

  • Media Matters: 31.50 hours per week
  • Franklin Education Forum: 3 hours per week
  • The Franklin Forum: 1 hour per week

Furthermore, the New York Times reports that David Brock shares a summer rental in the Hamptons with Mary Pat Bonner, the President of the Bonner Group!

David Brock will have a hard time claiming ignorance on this.  These transfers are intentional.  He vacations with his solicitor.  Case closed.

 

Still not convinced?

David Brock didn’t even bother to give his organizations different phone numbers.  They all share the same phone number!

same-phone-number

 

What if…?

We even located the Bonner Group’s solicitation agreement with Media Matters on Florida’s Gift Givers’ Guide.  Clarification on their commission can be found on page 2:

bonner-contract-snip

In English:  Contractually, David Brock has the option to exclude certain contributions from triggering the commission.  In spite of this option, he intentionally chooses to trigger the 12.5% commission for money grants between his organizations.

Note: Yes, we are making the assumption that all of Brock’s organizations have the same solicitation agreement with the Bonner Group.  Given that his organizations share the same address, board members, and telephone number, we feel it’s safe to assume they also share the same solicitation agreement.

 

 

This barely scratches the surface

Utilizing public facing tax returns, along with records submitted to the FEC, we mapped out all the significant money transfers from 2014 that took place in Brock’s office:

brock-transfers-2014-part-1

brock-transfers-2014-part-2

This is all from just one year!  No further commentary required.

We understand this may be hard to believe.  We first came across this in July, and are still having a hard time wrapping our heads around it.

All of the data referenced in this article originated from publicly accessible sources.  Check for yourself – we provided links to the source material in our article exposing the organizations operating in Brock’s office,  This data has been sitting out in the open, gathering dust for years! 

 

Summary

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.

We’ve spent months trying to find some sort of loophole to justify this activity.  But there aren’t any loopholes.  David Brock has something to hide.  Just last week, The Daily Caller reported the following:

“Brock’s former long-time live-in boyfriend William Grey (whom Brock has thanked in several of his books) threatened to go to the IRS with damaging information about how Brock was running his Media Matters empire.  What did Brock do? He paid Grey $850,000 to keep quiet. Brock reportedly had to sell his home in Rehoboth, Delaware to come up with the money. This certainly seems to indicate that Brock was terrified about what the authorities would uncover.”

Adding to this, Fox News reported the following:

“Grey accused Brock of “financial malfeasance” and threatened to undermine Brock’s fundraising efforts.

“Next step is I contact all your donors and the IRS,” Grey wrote in an email dated May 19, 2010. “This is going to stink for you if you do not resolve this now.””

We believe that the information presented in this article is what has Brock so terrified.  We feel confident in saying, with close to absolute certainty, that David Brock is laundering money through his Media Matters conglomerate.

Look at the argument we’ve been making on The Citizens Audit:

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stant's picture

Get back Lo- retta !!! As in back on Bills plane , they need another chat

Paul Kersey's picture

Hillary Clinton, as a candidate, is shrinking a little more everyday. She can never have a rally in the same city and at the same time as Trump, because the attendance numbers will reported on and compared. That comparison would seriously favor Trump.

Hillary can not win the election without receiving 45% of the white vote. Obama only received 41% of the white vote, but he got non-whites voting for him in record numbers. Hillary, who months ago thought she had the non-white vote in the bag, has done very little to reach out to that cohort.  Non-whites will not support Hillary in the way they supported Obama, and a great number of them will not care enough about a Hillary Clinton presidency to come out and vote for or against anyone. It's Trump's election to lose.

oops's picture

Only liars, thieves, and murderers can be US Presidents. So Hillaryous is fit to be next Potus. http://bit.ly/1p1jKnr

wee-weed up's picture

 

 

"then it probably is a duck"

Correction...

then it probably is a fuck... of law-abiding tax-payers.

Chandos's picture

....it simply probably is a Clinton.

nightwish's picture

"if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck" etc, expect that duck to exploited by Hillary somehow and possibly end up dead

froze25's picture

Is this the same media matters guy that meets with the Obama administration on a regular basis? Trump 2016

wildbad's picture

yes, the same.  QUACK

PhotonJohn's picture

Everyone here should report them for taxpayer fraud using this form: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f13909.pdf. Let's see if they will actually get audited. Who knows maybe someone will get a reward too.

eatthebanksters's picture

Now we know why Brock switched frombeing a hardcore conservative to a flaming liberal:  it pays better and the corrupt players all look th other way as thay take their ill gotten spiffs. 

Trogdor's picture

Word.  The hypocrisy of the Left knows NO bounds.  You may think that the conservatives are a bunch of corrupt old white men - and you might be partially correct - but when it comes to deep-rooted, extensive corruption, NOBODY can hold a candle to the Leftists/Statist for whom "The ends justify the means".  It's all "moral relativism" to a "progressive"...  Sickening.

BennyBoy's picture

 

"Nonprofits aren’t required to disclose who gave them cash grants."

How many times has the Clinton Foundation used this legal loophole?

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

If true, they should hang this guy...

...by his hair...

until he stops twitching.

Slomotrainwreck's picture

I suspect we will be hearing a loud slap on the wrist sometime in the future.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Slomotrainwreck Sep 21, 2016 9:41 AM

When I was much younger - long before the Internet I ran into a young couple whom I asked what they did for a living during our conversation.  They told me that they were in the donation business.  They had a half dozen or so printers in their apartment that were constantly running printing out solicitation letters and envelopes requesting donations for this or that.  They didn't explain what exactly they solicited money for but they were obviously doing well just scamming (my assumption) people out of money by asking for donations.

So, I suspect this type of donation scam is widespread from little mom and pop outfits all the way up to Clinton super pacs.  That's why I NEVER donate money to mailers I receive in the mail unless I know with certainty who I'm donating to no matter how tear jerking the proported cause is. 

Mr. Universe's picture

This along with few other factors has led me away from going to a Church Inc. (503c). There is nothing in the Bible that resembles today's Churches. Well, except for the synagogue of Satan of course.

putaipan's picture

well, it;s not lke a nanex bigtime hft enlargement...

and kinda reveals the "context" of the 'new'tylers,

and was kinda fun to watch the reddit tearstone drop in real time.....

but this one's gotta stick.

Kidbuck's picture

Brock hits the Clinton/leftist trifecta, the three coolist most admired and envied things you can be as a leftist: a fag, a liar, and a thief.

FEDbuster's picture

There is a good chance he will end up on the Clinton Hit List.  Snitches end up in ditches.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

There once was a man named Brock
In prison he saw a black cock
(work in progress)

Space Ghost's picture

Is there a single picture where David Cuck Brock doesnt look like a sweaty slimey liberal globalist piece of shit? holly fuck my eyes fucking burn when i search him on google images, this mother fucker doesnt brush his teeth without a doubt, and worst of all he wants to bring in smelly diseased rapeUgees into the USA!!!! ffuuuuuuuuuuuuucckkkk!!!!!

thinkmoretalkless's picture

He said "What luck!"
and started to....
And was very popular on the cell block

OpenThePodBayDoorHAL's picture

He said "What luck!"

And bent over to fuck

In the end though he came in his sock

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Hickory dickory Brock

He's gonna sit on someone's...

Row Well Number 41's picture

Try this:

Hickory dickory Brock

I'm gonna make you squeal bitch...

Welcome to "Federal pound you in the ass prison".

 

FrankDrakman's picture

Said he with a grin,

As c*m dripped from his chin,

"Mouth's full, can't hardly talk!"

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

never read so much verifiable bullshit in my life.

NEOCON1's picture

There once was a man named Brock
Who was fond of sucking cock
He faked his taxes
His lover sent the faxes
Now he's facing10-20 in the dock

Pipsqweek's picture

Hickory dickory dock

3 mice ran up Brocks Cock

The Cock struck one and

and 2 got away with minor injuries :)

Mr. Universe's picture

Back in the real world all over the MSM...Donald Trump illegally used his Charity Foundation to pay off bills.

Scotty, please, beam me up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28rFdiFnXg0&spfreload=10

Mr. Universe's picture

Chezwhiz, tough crowd. I don't make up the news I just observe the lies they put out there. As Scoop Nisker never said "if you don't like the news, make up a version you do like"

Come on, the Big Valley/Star Trek tie in is gold. Turns out the writer wrote for both shows.

Think of this election the same way, the PTB have this one covered on both sides. It's like the NY Mob is taking over the Chicago/Arkansas mob and if elected the Donald will be the new Don. Nothing of substance will change. Down vote that bitches, oh and fuck off.

Skiprrrdog's picture

Hyena Rodent Clinton

Fit to Serve...

As Ballistic gel...

auricle's picture

How useless is our FBI? Seems all they are doing these days is running interference for these criminals. 

Yen Cross's picture

  Looking at those statements, and it looks like 10.00% at best, actually does something productive.

Montgomery Burns's picture

About the same as donations to the clinton foundation.

otschelnik's picture

My question exactly - does the money trail lead to the CF? 

Mass_hysteria's picture
Mass_hysteria (not verified) Sep 20, 2016 9:02 PM

Imagine my shock the gangsters the banksters are doing criminal activities.. IMAGINE MY SHOCK FUCKING TOXIC HUMANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Im so fucking done with this planet..when is that asteroid hitting? 

Automatic Choke's picture

"when is that asteroid hitting?"

 

I'll sell you the date for $100,000.

 

Fortunato's picture

November 8.

The asteroid called DJT is coming and they can't comprehend what will happen the day after.

Folks, pray daily for Trump safety....

major major major major's picture

Only 12.5% commision??? 

oncefired's picture

A 12.5% Commission charged basically 3 times while be transferred around his different scams, so basically 37.5%

major major major major's picture

but it gets smaller every time... he should have a step up for the double dips