R. Allen Stanford’s Political Giving and Lobbying

The Wall Street Journal profiles R. Allen Stanford’s political contributions and lobbying here.

Mr. Stanford and his affiliated companies have spent more than $5 million on lobbying fees since 2000, federal records show. The businessman and his top executives have also contributed at least $2 million to candidates, including key lawmakers, and additional thousands of dollars on jets and resorts.

The businessman’s primary goal for the last three to four years has been to minimize taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, according to interviews with lobbyists and lobby filings.

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