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June 17, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Republic of Georgia has freed Democratic donor Roger Tamraz, the State Department said. Tamraz, the focus of allegations that he offered political donations to pressure the Clinton administration to support plans for an oil pipeline, was detained on an embezzlement charge brought by the Lebanese government, said State Department spokeswoman Elaine McDevitt. He was freed because he is not charged with violating any laws in Georgia.
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September 27, 1997 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Bob from the CIA" is how he is known to the world now, thanks to the flurry of unwanted publicity he has garnered as a result of the campaign fund-raising scandal.
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NEWS
June 14, 1997 | From Associated Press
Oilman and controversial Democratic donor Roger Tamraz has been arrested in the Republic of Georgia on an Interpol arrest warrant stemming from embezzlement charges in Lebanon, a U.S. official said Friday. The State Department confirmed that Tamraz, whose attempts to win Clinton administration support for an oil pipeline venture are being investigated by Congress and a grand jury, was arrested in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.
NEWS
September 19, 1997 | MARC LACEY and ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
International businessman Roger Tamraz says that over the years, he's been kidnapped by Lebanese suicide bombers. He's been beaten and tortured and almost poisoned to death. He's been arrested by security forces in a former Soviet republic, had a billion dollars of his assets seized and staged clandestine meetings with foreign heads of state.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1997 | JAMES RISEN and ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton asked a senior White House official to look into whether the United States should support an international business venture of a major Democratic campaign contributor after the donor approached him about it at a White House reception last year, administration officials said Tuesday. Clinton directed senior advisor Thomas F.
NEWS
September 12, 1997 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
National Security Advisor Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger testified Thursday that sloppy White House procedures allowed some Democratic donors with questionable reputations--and their foreign guests--to meet with President Clinton and his top aides. But Berger, the highest-ranking White House aide to appear before the Senate fund-raising hearings to date, insisted that the visits did not influence U.S.
NEWS
March 18, 1997 | DOYLE MCMANUS and ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The then-chairman of the Democratic National Committee pressed to let a controversial donor attend White House events with President Clinton last year over the objections of a senior official with the administration's National Security Council, White House officials said Monday.
NEWS
September 10, 1997 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In testimony during the Senate campaign fund-raising hearings on Tuesday, former Democratic Chairman Donald L. Fowler accepted some responsibility for the scandal that exploded at the Democratic National Committee last year but laid a portion of the blame at the gates of the White House, where presidential advisor Harold M. Ickes became a de facto party chairman.
NEWS
September 19, 1997 | MARC LACEY and ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
International businessman Roger Tamraz says that over the years, he's been kidnapped by Lebanese suicide bombers. He's been beaten and tortured and almost poisoned to death. He's been arrested by security forces in a former Soviet republic, had a billion dollars of his assets seized and staged clandestine meetings with foreign heads of state.
NEWS
September 27, 1997 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Bob from the CIA" is how he is known to the world now, thanks to the flurry of unwanted publicity he has garnered as a result of the campaign fund-raising scandal.
NEWS
September 12, 1997 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
National Security Advisor Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger testified Thursday that sloppy White House procedures allowed some Democratic donors with questionable reputations--and their foreign guests--to meet with President Clinton and his top aides. But Berger, the highest-ranking White House aide to appear before the Senate fund-raising hearings to date, insisted that the visits did not influence U.S.
NEWS
September 10, 1997 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In testimony during the Senate campaign fund-raising hearings on Tuesday, former Democratic Chairman Donald L. Fowler accepted some responsibility for the scandal that exploded at the Democratic National Committee last year but laid a portion of the blame at the gates of the White House, where presidential advisor Harold M. Ickes became a de facto party chairman.
NEWS
September 10, 1997 | JAMES RISEN and ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A major Democratic Party donor met secretly in 1995 with top aides to Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin and discussed funneling $100 million into Yeltsin's 1996 presidential campaign in exchange for Russian support of his proposed oil pipeline through Central Asia, according to classified CIA documents, confidential congressional depositions and other sources. Roger Tamraz, who was also seeking U.S.
NEWS
June 17, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Republic of Georgia has freed Democratic donor Roger Tamraz, the State Department said. Tamraz, the focus of allegations that he offered political donations to pressure the Clinton administration to support plans for an oil pipeline, was detained on an embezzlement charge brought by the Lebanese government, said State Department spokeswoman Elaine McDevitt. He was freed because he is not charged with violating any laws in Georgia.
NEWS
June 14, 1997 | From Associated Press
Oilman and controversial Democratic donor Roger Tamraz has been arrested in the Republic of Georgia on an Interpol arrest warrant stemming from embezzlement charges in Lebanon, a U.S. official said Friday. The State Department confirmed that Tamraz, whose attempts to win Clinton administration support for an oil pipeline venture are being investigated by Congress and a grand jury, was arrested in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1997 | JAMES RISEN and ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton asked a senior White House official to look into whether the United States should support an international business venture of a major Democratic campaign contributor after the donor approached him about it at a White House reception last year, administration officials said Tuesday. Clinton directed senior advisor Thomas F.
NEWS
September 10, 1997 | JAMES RISEN and ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A major Democratic Party donor met secretly in 1995 with top aides to Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin and discussed funneling $100 million into Yeltsin's 1996 presidential campaign in exchange for Russian support of his proposed oil pipeline through Central Asia, according to classified CIA documents, confidential congressional depositions and other sources. Roger Tamraz, who was also seeking U.S.
NEWS
April 5, 1997 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A major contributor to the Democratic Party, seeking to win Turkish support for his multibillion-dollar business venture, privately boasted to Turkey's prime minister that he enjoyed direct access to President Clinton. The effort by Roger Tamraz, a Lebanese American entrepreneur, to exploit his purported ties to Clinton--an effort described in detail by Turkish officials--provides a glimpse of the value of White House access for promoters of overseas business deals.
NEWS
April 5, 1997 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A major contributor to the Democratic Party, seeking to win Turkish support for his multibillion-dollar business venture, privately boasted to Turkey's prime minister that he enjoyed direct access to President Clinton. The effort by Roger Tamraz, a Lebanese American entrepreneur, to exploit his purported ties to Clinton--an effort described in detail by Turkish officials--provides a glimpse of the value of White House access for promoters of overseas business deals.
NEWS
March 18, 1997 | DOYLE MCMANUS and ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The then-chairman of the Democratic National Committee pressed to let a controversial donor attend White House events with President Clinton last year over the objections of a senior official with the administration's National Security Council, White House officials said Monday.
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