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The Democratic Fund-Raising Flap

Donations To Be Returned By The DNC

The Democratic National Committee has announced its intention to return a total of $3 million in questionable donations. It has committed to return the first $1.5 million by June, but because the party is so deep in debt, it's not clear it can meet that goal.

Donor Amount When Donated Why Being Returned
Cheong Am America $250,000 9/20/96 Non-U.S. corporation
John H.K. Lee $10,000 10/16/96 Non-U.S. citizen
Man Ya Shih $5,000 10/21/96 Not the actual contributor
Jorge Cabrera $20,000 10/16/96 Tainted
Gulf Canada Resources $10,000 10/28/96 Non-U.S. corporation
Onex Corp. $2,000 10/28/96 Non-U.S. corporation
Richard Tienken $25,000 10/29/96 Non-U.S. corporation
Interactive Wireless $50,000 10/31/96 Non-U.S. corporation
Carolina PCS $15,000 10/29/96 Non-U.S. corporation
Hsi Lai Temple $15,000 11/3/96 Religious groups are prohibited from sponsoring fund-raising events
Psaltis Corp. $50,000 11/5/96 Non-U.S. corporation
Yogesh Gandhi $325,000 11/7/96 Not the actual contributor
Chia Hui Ho $5,000 11/18/96 Non U.S. citizen
Praitun Kanchanalak $253,500 11/20/96 Source of funds hidden
Jao Yi Lu $1,000 11/20/96 Unable to locate address
Ban Chang International $300 11/20/96 Non-U.S. corporation
Arief and Soraya Wiriadinata $450,000 11/22/96 Non-U.S. citizens
ACPC Inc. $50,000 4/25/97 U.S. subsidiary of non-U.S. corp.
American Asia Trade Center $3,000 6/1/96 Insufficient info
American Eco Corp. $10,000 6/28/96 Non-U.S. corp.
American International Bank $5,000 7/31/96 Insufficient info
Automated Intelligent Systems $10,000
$1,000
$40,000
$40,000
8/9/94
8/9/94
12/6/94
12/22/94
Insufficient info
Aviation Leasing Group Inc. $34,848 in kind Deemed inappropriate
Farhad Azima $10,000
$20,000
$25,000
$5,000
$25,000
$4,500
$19,393 (in kind)
12/22/94
10/23/95
9/27/95
10/23/96
8/1/96
9/24/96
Deemed inappropriate
Leo Chan $12,500 2/23/96 Insufficient info
Ming Chen $7,500 2/19/96 Insufficient info
Cherry Communications $10,000 4/30/96 Insufficient info
Andy Hsi-I Chiang $4,000 9/4/96 Insufficient info
Chin-kuan Chiang $7,000 7/31/96 Insufficient info
Juan Kuo Chian $1,000 6/24/96 Insufficient info
Hong Jen Chiao $4,000 8/21/96 Insufficient info
Marina Chiu $2,500
$2,000
4/30/96
9/26/96
Donor identity unclear
Richard J. Soon Choi $20,000 3/26/96
Yue F. Chu $7,500
$12,500
2/23/96
2/23/96
Insufficient info
Johnny Chung $50,000
$125,000
$20,000
$20,000
$25,000
$5,000
$20,000
$10,000
3/17/95
4/12/95
6/14/96
7/25/96
7/25/96
9/24/96
9/24/96
9/24/96
Insufficient info
Chy Corp. $10,000
$10,000
$12,500
11/14/95
11/16/95
2/29/96
Insufficient info
Wei Fen Chou $5,000
$5,000
8/21/96
9/24/96
Insufficient info
Daihatsu International $7,500
$12,500
$50,000
$5,000
7/18/94
3/8/96
6/22/95
9/24/96
Deemed inappropriate
Davis Group $10,000 9/4/96 Deemed inappropriate
Empire Sanitary Landfill $10,000
$10,000
$10,000
$20,000
11/28/95
12/8/95
1/17/96
4/23/96
Deemed inappropriate
Juan Gallicchio $10,000 10/21/96 Deemed inappropriate
Ming Yao Hao $2,500
$5,000
4/30/96
7/31/96
Insufficient info
Chiu-lan Ho $5,000 5/17/96 Insufficient info
Cometa H. Hong $10,000 9/4/96 Donated by non-U.S. corp.
Pi Hsia Hsiao $2,500
$5,00
2/23/96
4/30/96
Insufficient info
Interactive Wireless $15,000
$6,500
$500
$25,000
7/18/94
8/11/94
2/15/95
11/14/95
Deemed inappropriate
JSS Consultants $10,000 9/20/96 Deemed inappropriate
Japan Green Stamp America $12,500
$85,000
5/21/93
7/17/95
U.S. sub. of non-U.S. corp.
Bor Yun Jeng $5,000 4/30/96 Insufficient info
Bih-Yueh Jeng $5,000 7/31/96 Non-U.S. citizen
Stanley P. Jobe $10,000 6/21/96 Deemed inappropriate
Kassouf Real Estate $5,000 7/10/96 Deemed inappropriate
Joseph R. Landon $12,500 2/23/96 Insufficient info
David Lee $15,000 10/22/96 Insufficient info
Quing Li $10,000 8/21/96 Insufficient info
Michele Lima $3,000 8/21/96 Donated for someone else
Chong Lo $300
$10,000
11/21/95
7/17/96
Deemed inappropriate
James Lu $3,000 8/21/96 Insufficient info
San Minh Nguyen $2,500
$7,500
$2,000
5/17/96
9/4/96
9/20/96
Deemed inappropriate
Hsu Pi-chu Nien $2,500 4/30/96 Insufficient info
Seow Fong Ooi $5,000 4/30/96 Couldn't confirm making contrib.
Gilberto Pagan $5,000 2/23/96 Non-U.S. citizen
Paul Audio $4,000 8/1/96 Insufficient info
Promay Plastic $1,000 2/29/96 Couldn't confirm source
Ai Hua Qi $12,500 5/17/96 Deemed inappropriate
Richfield Window Coverings $6,000 7/31/96 Insufficient info
Royal Industries $25,000 3/29/96 Insufficient info
Max Sales $10,000
$500
$600
6/6/96
7/17/96
9/24/96
Deemed inappropriate
San Kin Yip Intl. $15,000 10/21/94 Non-U.S. corp.
Jou Sheng $3,000
$5,000
2/23/96
4/30/96
Insufficient info
Supercom $2,500 5/30/96 Couldn't confirm source
T&W Arts&Crafts $5,000
$5,000
5/17/96
7/31/96
Non-U.S. corp.
Taiwan Machinery Trade Center $3,000 2/19/96 Couldn't confirm source
Tayu (Texas) Inc. $1,250 4/30/96 Insufficient info
Shiwen W. Teh $2,800 4/20/96 Insufficient info
Min Hsiang Teng $2,500 4/30/96 Non-U.S. citizen
Ying Chiu Tien $7,500 4/30/96 Insufficient info
Wang Mei Trie $20,000 6/3/94
Yah Lin (Charlie) Trie $20,000
$60,000
$20,000
$10,000
$2,000
5/12/94
5/12/94
6/9/94
5/17/96
9/4/96
Deemed inappropriate
United Global Trading $2,500 8/1/96 Insufficient info
Victor CNC Systems $2,000
$1,000
2/29/96
2/29/96
Couldn't confirm source
Victor Industrial Supply $1,000
$1,000
2/29/96
2/29/96
Couldn't confirm source
Victor International $3,500 2/29/96 Couldn't confirm source
Chi R. Wang $5,000 7/31/96 Didn't make contrib.
Xiping Wang $5,000 2/23/96 Insufficient info
Wireless Advantage $10,000
$25,000
8/15/94
12/19/95
Deemed inappropriate
Yama Ren Trade Entertainment $10,000 7/25/96 Non-U.S. source
Kun-Cheng Yeh $10,000 9/24/96 Insufficient info
Bun Yeung $1,000 6/23/96 Insufficient info
Kimmy L. Young $10,000 9/24/96 Insufficient info
Master Shing Yun $5,000 4/30/96 Insufficient info
Keshi Zhan $12,500 2/23/96 Insufficient info
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