Roger Clinton is apparently the focus of another
federal investigation into whether he tried to cash in on his
position as the younger half brother of former President Bill
A Texas businessman has reportedly told federal investigators that Roger Clinton and several business partners promised to obtain two diplomatic passports for him in exchange for $30,000, according to a report in today's New York Times.
The businessman, identified by the Times as Richard Cayce, said Roger Clinton also promised him a presidential pardon for one of Cayce's friends.
The deal, which was allegedly agreed to in 1998, could help investigators already looking into allegations that Roger Clinton attempted to broker presidential pardons.
President Clinton is also the subject of a federal investigation into whether he improperly issued pardons in exchange for campaign donations and gifts to his presidential library now under construction in Little Rock, Ark.
The Times reported that Cayce has provided federal investigators with a written account of his meeting with Roger Clinton in a Dallas hotel. Cayce is seeking immunity from prosecution, according to the Times.
Roger Clinton Denies Charges
Roger Clinton's lawyers have denied Cayce's charges, the Times reported. The lawyers said Cayce paid Roger Clinton $30,000 that day in an effort to recruit him as a spokesman for a charity Cayce was starting.
The Times said Cayce never received diplomatic passports, which can be used by government employees to expedite passage through customs, nor was the pardon ever granted.
The pardon was allegedly intended for convicted swindler Garland Lincecum, who later told federal investigators that he and his family paid $200,000 to two associates of Roger Clinton to obtain a pardon.
The latest allegations are apparently part of a growing investigation into whether Roger Clinton attempted to create business opportunities by trading on his relationship with the former president, according to the Times.
ABCNews' Jim Sciutto contributed to this report.