Democrat 2020 Hopeful Sued for $17 Million in Electric Car Scam

    Shades of Clintonian corruption still abound among high-profile Democrats. (And this time another Clinton is involved, to boot.)

    Outgoing Democrat Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe, who is reportedly considering running for the presidency in 2020, is being sued along with Hillary Clinton’s brother, Anthony Rodham. The pair “are facing a $17 million fraud lawsuit from Chinese investors in Greentech Automotive, an electric car company that appears to be struggling to survive,” according to Politico, which broke the story Tuesday.

    “A group of 32 Chinese citizens filed the suit last week in Fairfax County, Virginia court, claiming that they were swindled out of about $560,000 apiece as a result of misrepresentations made by McAuliffe and Rodham—two of the most prominent and politically connected proponents of the venture aimed at manufacturing electric cars in the U.S.”

    McAuliffe’s car company woes go back a ways. Over this past summer, the state auditor of Mississippi demanded that Greentech “repay nearly $6.4 million in public funds after the company failed to deliver on its promises to create jobs,” according to the Richmond-Times Dispatch.

    Which is why it’s unsurprising that, per the Politico report, “[t]he Chinese investors plowed their money into Greentech with the promise of winning permanent residency in the U.S. under a program that awards green cards to foreign-funded ventures that generate U.S. jobs. However, the suit contends that the investors now face the threat of deportation from the U.S. because the Department of Homeland Security has determined that Greentech did not generate the number of jobs required to sustain the number of visas issued through the so-called EB-5 program.”

    Foreign money, failure to create jobs, and ethics scandals? Democrats haven’t changed their playbook at all.