Abdul Rehman Jinnah
Abdul Rehman Jinnah (a.k.a. "Ray" Jinnah, Abdul Jinnah and Rehman Jinnah) is a Northridge, California, businessman and Pakistani immigrant who is being sought by the FBI on charges of Illegal Campaign Contributions and Conspiracy.
Jinnah, who hosted fundraisers in Southern California for Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barbara Boxer, has been charged with funneling illegal contributions to Clinton's political action committee, HILL PAC, and Boxer's 2004 reelection campaign, Robin Fields and Chuck Neubauer reported March 3, 2007, in the Los Angeles Times.
In 2004, Jinnah "was also involved in organizing the Pakistani American Leadership Center (web), which helped form" a Congressional Pakistan Caucus , which "was created through a Congressional initiative" of Co-Chairs Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.). 
Jinnah is accused of "engineering more than $50,000 in illegal donations to the Democratic committees. A business associate charged as a co-conspirator has entered a guilty plea and is scheduled to be sentenced in Los Angeles next week," Fields and Neubauer wrote.
Jinnah "attempted to circumvent election laws by reimbursing friends, business contacts and their family members for contributions made in their names, according to court records," Fields and Neubauer wrote. Between "June 2004 to February 2005, Jinnah directly or indirectly solicited contributions from more than a dozen 'conduits,' reimbursing them with funds from his company, All American Distributing, a seller of cellphone service and accessories. ... Authorities said the scheme allowed Jinnah to get around limits then in effect on individual donors of $5,000 per year to PACs and $2,000 per election to candidates, as well as the ban on using corporate money for political donations."
"Officials for both committees said they were unaware of the investigation or indictments until they were contacted by The Times, and said they would not keep the donations," Fields and Neubauer wrote. "Most cases involving issues of campaign finance errors or improprieties are handled civilly by the Federal Election Commission, rather than criminally by the Justice Department. Spokesman Thom Mrozek said he could not comment on how the U.S. attorney's office came to investigate Jinnah."
Political Campaign Contributions
- Rehman Jinnah Political Campaign Contributions for the 2000 Elections, CampaignMoney.com.
- FEC Schedule A: Itemized Receipts: Committee: HILL PAC. It would appear that a $2500 donation was received on April 5, 2002, and removed on April 15, 2002; and a second $2500 donation was received May 1, 2002, according to CampaignMoney.com.
- Abdul Jinnah Political Campaign Contributions for the 2004 Elections, CampaignMoney.com.
- CALIFORNIA VICTORY 04 Political Action Committee and Campaign Finance Details for 2004, CampaignMoney.com.
- FEC Individual Contributions: Feinstein for Senate: $2000 received June 2, 2004, from Ahmed Jinnah, All American Distributing. 
- FEC: Committee: CALIFORNIA VICTORY 04. Contributions ($8000 and $2000) made October 20, 2004, as "Abdul R. Jinnah".
- FEC Schedule A: Itemized Receipts: Committee: HILL PAC. It would appear that a $5000 donation by Abdul Rehman Jinnah was received on October 15, 2004, but was not credited, as, on October 25, 2004, it is marked NSF. A second $5000 was received November 2, 2004. Two additional donations of $5000 from members of the Jinnah family follow for Ahmed Jinnah and Maherunissa Jinnah respectively, both posted October 15, 2004.
- Abdul Jinnah Political Campaign Contributions for the 2006 Elections, CampaignMoney.com. It would appear that a $25,000 donation received by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on March 31, 2005, was removed April 13, 2005.
- FEC Schedule A: Itemized Receipts: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. It would appear that a $2500 donation received on April 13, 2005, was not credited. It is marked NSF.
- In 2005, Los Angeles incumbent Mayor James K. Hahn "received $5,000 each from Abdul Jinnah, chairman of All American Distributing, and Maherunissa Jinnah, manager of Beverly Cellular. Both are from Northridge." 
- Wanted by the FBI: Illegal Campaign Contributions; Conspiracy: Abdul Rehman Jinnah; FBI's Most Wanted Los Angeles.
- Court Cases: Application for Plea Bargain of Accused: Abdul Rehman Jinnah (pending), National Accountability Bureau, Pakistan, January 2, 2006. Note: It is not known whether this is the same Abdul Rehman Jinnah. According to page 103 of the 2005 NAB Report, Abdul Rehman Jinnah was of "M/s Techno World Karachi".
Articles & Commentary
- "G-77 will confer," PakSearch.com, May 3, 2000.
- "Hillary Says Clinton will Remain Engaged in South Asia, Middle East," Pakistan Link, October 6, 2000.
- "Charge d’Affaires Mohammad Sadiq meets Senator Hillary Clinton," Daily Times (Pakistan), October 17, 2004.
- "Pakistan Made War on Terror Possible: Powell," Daily Times (Pakistan), October 18, 2004.
- Robin Fields and Chuck Neubauer, "Clinton donor wanted by FBI in scheme to funnel money. The businessman, influential in Pakistani circles, also aided Boxer," Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2007.
- "Pakistani charged with illegal donations," UPI, March 3, 2007.
- Christine Field, "Pro-Clinton 'Dirty Cash' Man Flees," New York Post, March 4, 2007.
- Chuck Neubauer and Robin Field, "Campaign donor's cash arrived with baggage. A Pakistani businessman raised funds; candidates raised few questions," Los Angeles Times, April 15, 2007.