Huma Abedin's Cousin Convicted Of Fraud With "Russian Donald Trump"

Huma Abedin's first cousin, Omar Amanat, 44 and an associate were convicted of Fraud on Tuesday for deceiving shareholders in their tech company by falsely inflating revenues. They face a 10 years in prison at his scheduled April 25th sentencing. 

Huma Abedin and cousin Omar Amanat

Notably, the jury was "not permitted to hear a recorded telephone conversation in which Amanat tells a government cooperator that his first cousin is Huma Abedin, a former aide to last year's Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton," according to the Associated Press. Amanat and his partners deceived shareholders of "Kit Digital" between 2010 and 2012, falsely inflating revenues to hide losses. During the trial Amanat introduced fabricated emails as evidence. 

Ironically, court documents also reveal Amanat tried to destroy evidence before the trial - asking his brother over email to "delete all of my emails from the yahoo site," over concern that they might be subpoenaed at some point. 

"The evidence of their criminal schemes was so overwhelming that Amanat actually tried to fool the jury by introducing fake emails into the record as exculpatory 'evidence' in this trial," said Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H Kim, adding "Unfortunately for Tuzman and Amanat, the jury saw through their tangled web of lies, convicting them on all counts."

Amanat was ordered immediately jailed by US District Court Judge Paul G. Gardephe after U.S. Attorney Andrea Griswold argued he was a flight risk, due to the "substantial" sentence likely to be handed down

Another first cousin of Huma Abedin Irfan Amanat, was charged on December 5 in Manhattan Federal Court in the KIT Digital case. He was busted by The SEC in a separate case for tricking the Nasdaq exchange into giving him $50,000 with a computer program he wrote.

And as Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller reports, in 2013 Omar Amanet partnered with businessman Vladislav Doronin, known as The Russian Donald Trump, to buy a luxury resort for $358 million. 

An in-depth 2014 profile in Fortune magazine says Doronin is “referred to in the British press as the ‘Russian Donald Trump.'” Dorinin was born in what was then Leningrad before moving to Geneva to work for Marc Rich, a financier who fled the U.S. after being indicted for fraud and trading with Iran, and was pardoned by former President Bill Clinton on Clinton’s last day in office.

Clinton’s motive for pardoning Rich on his last day in office was questioned,” USA Today reports, “because Rich’s ex-wife, Denise Rich, was a wealthy Democratic donor who made a $450,000 donation to Clinton’s presidential library foundation and more than $100,000 to Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign.” The pardon was investigated by the FBI in 2001.

After Doronin and Amanat parted ways, Doronin began calling Amanat a "serial swindler," who forged signatures on million dollar contracts. As the Daily Caller also reports, Amanat was permanently barred by FINRA in 2008 “from associating with any FINRA member firm in any capacity” for repeatedly failing to disclose legal judgments and an SEC investigation. 

In 2002, he sold a company called Tradescape for $100 million to E*Trade, which charged that Amanat hid that before it was sold, the company had “no money! Zero. Zilch. Nada… We can’t pay any of our bills,” as one employee wrote in a contemporaneous email, according to the Forbes piece.

At one point after having declared bankruptcy, a creditor attempted to seize Amanat's house, when Abedin's cousin allegedly backdated a document claiming he had sold the property to his brother for $10 the prior year. The scheme didn't work and the house was sold. 

As a side-note, there also lies an interesting connection; Doronin, one-time business partner of Huma Abedin's cousin, Omar Amanat, worked for financier Marc Rich (deceased). And who else worked for Rich? None other than Dan Gertler - one of the 13 "corrupt" or "serious human rights abusers" listed in President Trump's new Executive Order


Dan Gertler

As we reported earlier this week, Gertler - an Israeli billionaire mining magnate, was revealed by the Paradise Papers to be chief negotiator between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and his primary business partner - mining company Glencore, founded by none other than Marc Rich - the former employer of Omar Amanat's money man - Vladislav Doronin. 

And there you have it - a particularly bad December for a few colorful characters - most, if not all of whom are only a few degrees of separation from the longtime core of the DNC.

What a small world.


uhland62 I am Groot Fri, 12/29/2017 - 21:55 Permalink

I understand you're having fun with that and I partly agree. However, she has a child and unless someone can keep it (doesn't say whether boy or girl) from the net and media that child will be very damaged by these expressions of fun. The father is already in jail. The child has done nothing wrong. Mountains of hate will grow in that child over the years if the public carries on about the parents. Do we need another hatefilled damaged person, possibly swearing revenge at some point? 

Just saying. In all divorces, for all wrongdoings by parents - the children pay the bill.  

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Boxed Merlot bigdumbnugly Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:22 Permalink

...semi-phase of wolfman transformation...

Gotta admit though, he's got sportin a pretty cool hat.

And because no day would be complete without a daily Bible Quote:

"On the right they will devour, but still be hungry; on the left they will eat, but not be satisfied.
Each will feed on the flesh of their own offspring: Manasseh will feed on Ephraim, and Ephraim on Manasseh; together they will turn against Judah..." Isaiah 9:20-21 Nuthin new under the sun, so to speak.


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PhysicalRealm peddling-fiction Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:56 Permalink

Agree with peddling-fiction - it's always like this when they "upgrade".

Pale Moon with NoScript and RequestPolicy, here, with a few things enabled. As of this "upgrade", voting on a comment is just too much trouble. Every time I click on one of those black arrows I'm returned to the very top of the page. If I want to see the next comments, I have to scroll back down to find where I was, or CtrlF to a phrase I remember. Needless to say, I'll be skipping the comments and since that's frequently the best part of ZH, well...

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PhysicalRealm PhysicalRealm Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:26 Permalink

It works in Opera, but I refuse to have Opera open for ZH - Opera is too big and bloated. Midori fails, K-Meleon can't even paint one single ZH page now. IE probably works, but I don't use it for anything and will not, period.

BTW, I notice ZH is now using some scripting from Reddit has the best comment section I've ever seen - so please see if you can emulate theirs because this isn't ok.

And besides returning me to the top of the page just because I voted on a comment, the whole site is now slower than . . .

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