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Tag: Raghuveer Nayak

FBI Arrests Former Fundraiser for Blagojevich, Jesse Jackson Jr.

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A former campaign fundraiser for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was arrested Wednesday on charges he paid bribes and kickbacks related to his outpatient surgery centers, the Associated Press reports.

Raghuveer Nayak pleaded not guilty and was released on $10 million bond.

The FBI accuses him of bribing physicians for patient referrals and filing false federal income tax returns, according to the AP.

“Over the course of the scheme, Nayak paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to different physicians in exchange for the referrals that the physicians had made or would make to Nayak’s facilities,” according to the indictment. “As Nayak intended, the physicians materially deceived their patients by not disclosing to the patients that their physicians were being paid to make referrals to Nayak’s facilities.”

Feds: Blago Was Offered $1 Million in Fundraising For Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to Get Senate Seat

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr./campaign photo

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr./campaign photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The public corruption trial of ex-Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich has embarrassed some big names beyond the governor himself.

Last week, fed prosecutors in  Chicago said that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. “attended a meeting in 2008 at which $1 million in fund-raising for Rod Blagojevich was discussed in exchange for Jackson’s own Senate seat appointment,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Sun-Times reported that the person who allegedly talked about the fundraising was Raghuveer Nayak. The paper reported that Jackson met with a Nayak and a representative of Blagojevich’s on Oct. 28, 2008 at a Chicago restaurant — 312 Chicago Restaurant.

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