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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Douglas Manchester
The Mexican businessman at the center of one of the federal government's largest cases against a foreigner accused of secretly donating to U.S. political campaigns flew by private jet every week to San Diego, his home for more than 20 years. He stayed a few days and then left on a globe-trotting business selling eavesdropping equipment.
A wealthy Mexican businessman was charged Thursday with illegally funneling donations to support San Diego politicians in a widening campaign finance scandal that prosecutors say may be one of the nation's largest cases accusing a foreigner of meddling in U.S. political campaigns.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who has been undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder, told supporters this weekend in an automated phone call that he is "healing," but is not yet ready to return to work and asked for patience from his suburban Chicago constituents.