US prosecutors want prison time and a hefty fine to be imposed on a Los Angeles venture capitalist, who is also linked to a case in Sri Lanka, for obstructing an investigation into President Trump’s inaugural committee and concealing work he did lobbying for foreign groups, U.S. media reported.
In a filing this week in U.S. District Court, prosecutors asked a judge to sentence Imaad Zuberi, 50, to between 10 and nearly 13 years in prison. They also are seeking a $10-million fine and more than $15 million in unpaid taxes, the Los Angeles Times reported.
A deal Zuberi struck with the Sri Lankan government was part of the case against the investor. In 2014, Sri Lankan officials hired Zuberi to improve the country’s image in the United States, which had been damaged badly by the government’s brutal military campaign against the minority Tamil population.
Zuberi hid his efforts from U.S. officials and lined his pockets with $5.6 million of the $6.5 million Sri Lanka paid him, according to the court records, the newspaper said.
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