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New scandal over shady business dealings involving the son of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives

A newly discovered paper trail shows Nancy Pelosi's son, Paul Pelosi Jr.'s connections to a host of fraudsters, rule-breakers, and convicted criminals. A investigation can reveal that Paul, 52, was involved in five companies probed by federal agencies.

Paul Pelosi Jr.Paul Pelosi Jr. Washington DC, Jan.15.– This week, the Daily Mail released a lengthy report on Nancy Pelosi's son, Paul Pelosi Jr., that is raising eyebrows. As far back as 2007, Pelosi Jr. has been linked to at least five businesses that the Security and Exchange Commission has investigated.

In February 2007, for instance, Pelosi Jr. was hired as Senior Vice President by InfoUSA, an Omaha-based database marking company. While the company had faced allegations of selling consumer information, its founder, Vin Gupta, has many questioning the motivation for hiring Pelosi Jr. After all, Gupta was a major donor to former president Bill Clinton.

In 2007, Gupta was investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (a.k.a. The SEC) after he allegedly used company money to fly both Bill and Hillary Clinton on corporate jets. Official charges were brought against Gupta in 2010, the New York Post reports, but the case wasNancy PelosiNancy Pelosi eventually settled out of court.

However, Pelosi Jr.'s time at InfoUSA wouldn't be his only run-in with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Over the next decade, they shadow him from company to company, with his hiring coming right after or right before investigations start. InfoUSA also wasn't the only company whose owner had been investigated with major ties to the Democratic Party. According to the Daily Mail's report, many are questioning the motivations behind Pelosi Jr.'s hiring by these companies and whose political ambitions it was supposedly helping.

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