Laura Hartigan, McAuliffe’s deputy when he was chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is holding a fundraiser for the democratic candidate for governor of Virginia. Hartigan aided McAuliffe in a money laundering scheme in partnership with the Teamsters in 1998, when McAuliffe was the head of the DNC.
McAuliffe has a long history of shady money deals, including making a profit of 17.9 million at Global Crossing on a $100,000 dollar investment in 6 months, just before Global Crossing stock collapsed. He is currently being investigated by rthe DHS and the SEC. McAuliffe left GreenTech in 2012, but the alleged infractions occurred during his tenure there.
The alleged money laundering scheme began when Hartigan sent a memo to a Teamster consultant, instructing him to donate $236,000 to state parties. McAuliffe then tried to illegally funnel the money back to the election campaign of Ron Carey, who was ultimately defeated by current Teamster president, Jimmy Hoffa Jr.
The Senate referred the case to the Clinton Justice Department, run by Janet Reno, who declined to investigate. McAuliffe was a huge fundraiser for President Clinton in both of his presidential campaigns and it was Clinton, who recommended McAuliffe to run the DNC.
Hartigan's fundraiser is closed to the press and no details have been released.