Prakazrel Michel Of Fugees Charged In Election Finance Case

Founding member of hip-hop group ‘The Fugees’ and a Malaysian businessman have been charged by the police for making illegal contributions during the 2012 US Presidential election campaign.

According to sources, Low Taek Jho, wo is also known as Jho Low had allegedly transferred more than $21 million to Prakazrel Michel who in turn paid $865,000 to about 20 people so that they could make donations in their names to a presidential joint fundraising committee.

Michel has appeared in court and has pleaded not guilty to the charges while Mr Low, who is untraceable, has also denied any involvement.

Both men have been charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the US government. Mr Michel has been charged with one count of a scheme to conceal material facts and two counts of making a false entry in a record.

Mr Low’s payments were allegedly made during June and November 2012. According to court ourt documents both men aimed to “gain access” to one of the presidential candidates, named as “Candidate A”.
Mr Michel was known to be a strong supporter of Barack Obama, who was re-elected president in that year.

Sukanta Jana