Behind Big Political Gifts, a Mysterious Donor

July 27, 2012
New York Times

By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ, ALISON LEIGH COWAN and JO CRAVEN McGINTY


It is a small apartment in a scrubby section of Jamaica, Queens, where the average household income is $33,800 and many residents receive government assistance.

But from this unlikely address, nearly $900,000 has flowed to the campaign accounts of powerful political players across the country.

It is hard to say where the big sums are coming from.