Obama to return 200 K in campaign donations from Mexican fugitive

(LOS ANGELES TIMES) — The Obama campaign is returning more than $200,000 in campaign donations from relatives of a fugitive and casino baron believed to be tied to political corruption in Mexico.

The decision to return the money came after the contributions were flagged by The New York Times. The newspaper reported late Monday that the money was donated by family members of Juan Jose Rojas “Pepe” Cardona, who is believed to have fled to Mexico after facing drug and fraud charges in the United States.

Cardona’s brothers, Carlos Cardona and Alberto Rojas, both of Chicago, began donating money to and soliciting contributions for the Obama campaign last fall. The men continue to have business ties to their brother, who is suspect of funneling political donations in Mexico, the newspaper reported.

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