Senator to Obama Nominee: Why Did No One Go to Jail for Laundering Money to Terrorists?

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch faces questions on settlement with HSBC.

By Published on February 13, 2015

Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, is facing questions about why she let multiple bank employees who funneled millions of dollars to the Iranian government, Middle Eastern terrorists and Mexican drug cartels walk away without criminal prosecution.

Sen. David Vitter, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today launched an investigation into the matter. He cited the concern as a reason to delay Senate confirmation of Lynch, who was nominated to replace Eric Holder as the chief law enforcement officer in the United States.

“If Loretta Lynch and [the Justice Department] swept under the rug a serious money laundering scheme involving Mexican drug cartels and terrorist organizations, we need to know a heck of a lot more about it,” Vitter told The Daily Signal.

Read the article “Senator to Obama Nominee: Why Did No One Go to Jail for Laundering Money to Terrorists?” on dailysignal.com.

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