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Democrat With Ties To Hillary Clinton Resigns Due To FBI Probe


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It appears Sussman isn’t the only one on the hot seat right now…

A notable Democrat official from California has just resigned in the midst of an FBI probe.

Melahati Rafiei has just resigned from her position as the Secretary of the California Democratic Party and the State Repersenatib to the DNC.

Her resignation comes just three years after she was reportedly arrested for bribery in 2019.

Rafiei has rubbed shoulders with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on several occasions.

Here’s what the Conservative Brief had to share:

One of the most prominent Democratic officials in California has resigned amid a growing corruption probe.

Melahat Rafiei announced she is resigning from her position as the secretary of the California Democratic Party and State Representative to the Democratic National Committee.

“In a letter posted on social media, Rafiei said she was a confidential witness in the FBI probe of the proposed sale of Angel Stadium and that she resigned from her post, saying the controversy over her role had become a hindrance,” Fox 11 Los Angeles reported.

“Rafiei had been under increasing scrutiny to quit after reports recently surfaced that she had been arrested by the FBI in 2019 for an alleged bribery scheme. She has not been charged,” the outlet added.

The Voice of OC got the scoop too:

Melahat Rafiei, a longtime leader in Orange County’s Democratic Party, resigned Sunday night from her position as secretary of the California Democratic Party and state representative to the Democratic National Committee.

A host of Orange County lawmakers and party leaders increasingly called for her resignation this week after news came out that she was arrested by the FBI in 2019.

According to an affidavit from FBI special agent Brian Adkins, Rafiei was arrested on attempted bribery after federal agents allege she told a cannabis company that hired her she planned on bribing two Irvine City Councilmembers in exchange for favorable legislation in the city.

Rafiei previously identified herself as CW1 in the affidavit, while the cannabis company employees are identified as CHS1 and CHS2.

“CW1 began to devise a scheme whereby CW1 would solicit money from CHS1 and CHS2 with the intention of paying bribes to two elected members of the Irvine City Council in exchange for the Council Members performing official acts, resulting in the passage of favorable cannabis laws,” states the affidavit.



 

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