Transcript for 1997: ABC News Catches Up With Ng Lap Seng
Those senate hearings on campaign fund raising focus today on former restaurant owner Charlie Trie who raised more than one million dollars for President Clinton and the Democrats. The money has since been returned. Investigators think that a lot of it came from one very elusive man in Asia ABC's Linda Douglass reports. Meet one of the most mysterious suspects in the campaign finance investigation. Aim lapse saying. Also known as mr. Wu a multi millionaire from the Portuguese colony of Macau on the tip of mainland China. Mr. Wu. Wu says he made his fortune by being shrewd. Multiple of about my philosophy is that I should not break the law. But I wouldn't mind bending. You so much Wear but today an FBI agent working for the senate committee testified that will is not just a businessman than an advisor to the Chinese Government. Who allegedly funneled foreign money to his friend Charlie Trie tree in turn gave huge donations to the Democratic Party. Overall it appears to me. That mystic tree relied upon mr. woes fired for foreign wire transfer is to make its contributions. To the DNC. Senators were stunned to learn that beginning in 1994. Wu wired nearly one million dollars to tree. The former Little Rock restaurant owner and friend of president Clinton's. A mind numbing chart showed how to treat move the money through various accounts in your opinion did mr. tree launder money. Now yes sir my opinion he did. What did mr. Wu wants access to the president in part ABC news has learned mr. Wu visited the White House at least six times. We won't talk about his transactions with three all Charlie my friend. But I don't want to comment further today ABC news talked with three in China where he's monitoring the hearings. He says he is agonizing over whether to come home to the United States to defend himself. Linda Douglass ABC news Capitol Hill.
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