Despite that fact that Atlas broke the campaign contribution story back in July no one paid attention (even the blogs ignored this huge story - huh), but Obama didn't ignore it. He answered almost immediately (with little prompting) saying the contributions from Gaza were returned. He knew the in-the-tank-for-Obama- media would buy it and bury it.
He claimed to have refunded the donations but he didn't - go here here - posted at A tlas on August 26.
He is laughing at us, at this country, at our laws, at the rule of law. Does he think he is above the law? And is he?
Obama has not stopped or corrected his illegal activity in any way. Cathy discovered these gibberish doantions today (Gibberish donations first reported at Atlas on August 2, 2008)
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Here's the spreadsheet: link here Fraudulent donations. It appears that the Obama creative accountants are using the reattribute/redesignate categories (esp with HDUSAHFD) to move money around..
The campaign has kept $1,542 of these donations.
The New York Times said (over at NRO here):
“To be fair to the Obama campaign, officials there have said much of their checking for fraud occurs after the transactions have already occurred. When they find something wrong, they then refund the amount.”
A reader adds, So how much do you think they make in the float? On $5 or $10 not much, but add it all up, what do they make in interest by keeping $10 millions in bad money for a month? It must be nice to be able to rent money for such a cheap rate.
Cathy added: Of the foreign donations (admitted to be the most abused category) there are 38 refunds totaling $38k through September 08. There are 34 credit card chargebacks and returned by bank transactions totaling $32k through September 08.
Grand total refunded by the campaign $70k. That's thousand. That's over the period of the ENTIRE CAMPAIGN.
We are watching this election being stolen and the talking heads (our talking heads!) say nothing.
Why isn't anyone calling the New York Times out of their aiding and abeting of criminal activity?
Who keeps saying they are refunding millions?
Here is a donor in September 08 that warrants a new type of description: "Refunded in October". There is no way the name and city could possibly match on a typical credit card matching system. Perhaps this is an example of the prepaid debit card scams? We have seen this repeated over and over. Cathy picked up 'Returned by Bank' along with the 'CC Chargebacks'. Click pics to enlarge
CREDIT CARD FRAUD (Cathy's screenshot)
This from Delaware .............
Here is Kong Mong and Jockim Alberton. Obviously made up names. Made up employers and made up occupations.
The New York Times did a "critical piece"? What happened to investigative journalism? They have done no work ..... and when they report it - they steal it, like Isikoff over at Newsweek and the deride it. They are trying to sweep this under the rug, put this monster to bed.
IT IS VAST.
Kong donated $1,065.00 in 105 separate transactions on different days in February 08. The Obama campaign did not refund ANYTHING. They were charged back $330.00 of the total amount (they still have 735.00). Yes, the Obama campaign is surely on this fraud!
Jockim donated $520.00 in 2007. That's right 2007. Twenty-two separate transactions. The campaign did not refund any of the donations. There are chargebacks for $75.00 in February 08. Obama has kept $445.00.
Cathyb found this easily. With all the money the campaign is spending, do you think they could monitor the fraud? Perhaps they could turn on the credit card processing security triggers?
I broke this story in June and sent it to a lot of power figures. Why didn't the investigation kick then? Why was valuable time wasted. Why?
Further for all thise cribbing and not crediting Atlas stories. Disgusting.
Big thanks to Neil Munroe for interviewing me for a piece that will appear in The National Journal.
PICK UP THE STORY AND RUN GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE.
The biggest thanks to Cathy (who has been indespensible, John Jay, Doc, Laura, Randall, Jim ... you know who you are) for helping me sift through this morass and dig up the dirt.
Obama Contributions: Moving On MoveOn's Money August 11, 2008
On July 30th, I posted Obama's Anonymous Foreign Donors and Other Bizarre Illegal Activity 500k donated by "not employed" people. where I found
On July 31st: Obama's Contributors: Good Will? Loving you? UPDATE: Doo da DooDaJuly 31
and the contributions from Gaza. July 30, 2008
OBAMA'S CONTRIBUTIONS: I SEE FAKE PEOPLE ... OVER THE LIMIT August 18,2008
Obama's Foreign Donors: The media averts its eyes American Thinker, August 14
Obama's Foreign Contributions: Who is Ronald Hickel? July 19, 2008
Obama, who is Jeanne McCurdy? July 19. 2008
and I had John Galt first as well on October 22.
ALL 38 POSTS PREVIOUSLY AT ATLAS: CONTRIBUTIONS POSTS HERE
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