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Elliott B. Broidy (born 1956/1957) is an American venture capitalist, businessman, and Republican Party fundraiser. From 2005 to 2008, Elliott Broidy served as Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). In 2009, Elliott Broidy was convicted in a public corruption and bribery case in New York.
From 2017 to April 2018 Elliott Broidy was a Deputy Finance Chairman of the RNC, resigning after The Wall Street Journal reported that he had been a party to a non-disclosure agreement with former Playboy Playmate Shera Bechard, under which he paid $1.6 million for her silence about a sexual affair between them. As of May 2019, the United States Department of Justice was investigating Elliott Broidy's business and political dealings.
Shera Bechard (born September 14, 1983) is the Playboy Playmate of the Month for November 2010.] ... Shera Bechard became a resident of the United States in 2012 as a recipient of the EB-1 visa, also known as the Einstein visa, for workers with "extraordinary abilities ."
In April 2018, The Wall Street Journal reported Shera Bechard had an affair with married Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, got pregnant by him, aborted the fetus, and was paid $1.6 million in hush money to stay quiet. On July 6, 2018, Shera Bechard filed a lawsuit against Broidy and the attorney Michael Avenatti, in relation to the cessation of the settlement payments.
Michael Avenatti is an American former attorney. Michael Avenatti is best known for his representation of adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against President Donald Trump, and for his felony conviction for attempting to extort millions of dollars from sports apparel company Nike.
Shera Bechard has alleged in a complaint that Broidy was physically, sexually, and emotionally abusive of her, and that he exposed her to herpes. Elliott Broidy has denied the allegations.
In October 2020, Elliott Broidy was charged as part of a federal probe into efforts to influence the Trump administration to stop investigations about a 1MDB Malaysian state fund fraud.
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[theDailyBeast.com, 2020-10-08] Former Trump Mega-Fundraiser Charged in Foreign Influence Scheme. Elliott Broidy allegedly tried to influence the Trump administration on behalf of a Malaysian businessman at the center of a huge money laundering conspiracy.
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