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You know what they say, ‘Birds of a feather flock together’
NEW YORK (INTELLIHUB) — Former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s first cousin Omar Amanat, 44, an entrepreneur and person of influence in Hollywood was convicted for fraud along with his partner Kaleil Tuzmanwas in a Manhattan federal court Tuesday after being found guilty of cooking the books and scamming shareholders of the tech firm Kit Digital out of millions of dollars between the years 2010 and 2012.
Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said: “The evidence of their criminal schemes was so overwhelming that Amanat actually tried to fool the jury by introducing fake emails into the record as exculpatory ‘evidence’ in this trial.”
Moreover, Amanat’s lawyers did everything in their power to keep his connections to Abedin secret from the jurors, as Fox News reported on Friday.
“Again, particularly in New York, jurors are likely to have strong opinions regarding the Clinton campaign and certain individuals connected to the campaign,” the lawyers wrote. “Both supporters and those politically opposed to Secretary Clinton could have reasons to be prejudiced against Mr. Amanat based on his indirect connection to her.”
Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have also reportedly taken Amanat’s brother Irfan Amanat into custody where he is currently being held and is awaiting trial.
Huma Abedin was deputy chief-of-staff to Hillary Clinton in the State Department between 2009 and 2013 and also worked for the Clinton Foundation at the time. Abedin is the distant wife of former congressman Anthony Weiner who was convicted of sexting in 2017 and sentenced to 21 months in prison.
1) Omar Amanat, asset turned liability? What many now know is he is an American born Muslim of Indian Muslim immigrants and the first cousin of Huma Abedin recently convicted of defrauding investors a recent venture. One of his many ventures. https://t.co/wdGj8EZa6z
— Annie!Webber (@awebberaz) December 29, 2017
Hat Tip: @Tabertronic on Twitter