There are allegations that outgoing U.S. Senator Harry Reid, D-Nev. may have accepted a $2 million bribe to push a bill legalizing online gambling nationwide in 2010. It also appears that the Department of Justice and the FBI backed off from investigating these allegations and blocked information requests that may show a connection to Harry Reid and a $2 million cashier’s check.
The $2 million cashier’s check was drawn on a St. George bank Nov. 5, 2010. After the check made a journey, it ended up deposited into a Marshall Islands account in the name of Searchlight Holding Inc. Reid grew up in a Nevada town called “Searchlight” and this is believed to connect Harry Reid to the account.
In Utah, Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings is investigating if the money that was deposited into the Searchlight Holding bank account was used to benefit, or even bribe, Harry Reid, who was well known to have been courted by online gambling companies, to push a bill through that legalized online gambling across the nation.
From The Salt Lake Tribune:
But documents gathered by The Salt Lake Tribune from state and federal investigations, court filings and public records requests — including audio recordings of interviews and thousands of pages of transcripts, summaries by investigators, emails, requests for evidence and other materials — show that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI failed to pursue a vigorous investigation of this money and any potential tie to Reid.
Federal agencies have provided Rawlings documents related to other persons under investigation, but after repeated requests to get information regarding Harry Reid, he has been unsuccessful. Rawlings said he has been told by federal authorities to “forget Harry Reid.”
The Salt Lake Tribune also reported:
Reid’s spokeswoman did not return emails and a phone message seeking comment for this story. Previously, his office called any bribery allegations “unsubstantiated” and accused Rawlings of grandstanding to advance his political career.
Read more of The Salt Lake Tribune‘s report here.
Courtesy of Defiant America.