Head Of Embattled Processor Indicted For U.S. Political Contribution Scheme

The chief executive of a U.S. payments processor is being charged in connection with an alleged plan to funnel illegal political contributions during the 2016 presidential campaign.

In an indictment unsealed on Tuesday, a federal grand jury for the District of Columbia charged Allied Wallet boss Ahmad Khawaja, along with seven other defendants, of conspiring to make and conceal excessive contributions to "political committees associated with a candidate" for the U.S. presidency during the 2016 election.

The indictment and accompanying Justice Department statement did not name the candidate or committees that received the excessive donations.

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