Bush family crimes

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The following come from Kevin Phillips book American Dynasty:

George W. Bush was on the board of Harken Energy. Harken was described in the Texas Observer as having "direct links to institutions involved in drug smuggling, foreign currency manipulation, and the CIA..." - $500,000 in consulting fees for W

Neil Bush was on the board of Silverado Savings and Loan, which he convinced to loan $200 million to Ken Good and Bill Walters, without telling the bank they were his partners. Bush had borrowed $100,000 from Good with no obligation to pay it back. Silverado went bankrupt, and the taxpayers picked up the tab.

Jeb Bush made $300,000 by convincing the Export-Import bank to loan a company he worked for $74 million to support an export deal to Nigeria. $28 million of that went to bribes to Nigerian and company officials - once again, the taxpayers picked up the tab.

An internal Securities and Exchange Commission document prepared in 1991 suggested that George W. Bush had violated federal securities at least four times in the late 1980s and early 1990s in selling Harken Energy stock while a director of the company.

In the late 1990s, Governor George W. Bush, spurred by major campaign contributor and Enron CEO Ken Lay, pushed states around the country to deregulate their energy markets. In 2000, fully half of Bush's top twenty donors had major ties to Enron. For Bush's Presidential inaugural party, Ken Lay raised $300,000.

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