WikiLeaks DNC member killing horses for insurance money.

RE: Donor Vet


Date: 2016-05-09 13:54

Subject: RE: Donor Vet


I vote fail….again.


From: Rivard, Chadwick

Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 11:54 AM

To: Schmuck, Bobby (; Alan Reed; Brad Marshall; Lindsey Reynolds; Dacey, Amy

Cc: Cox, Clayton; Kaplan, Jordan; Vet_D

Subject: RE: Donor Vet


Good morning all,

Finance asked us to vet as potential POTUS host/donor.

George Lindemann – convicted of three counts of wire fraud in 1995 and received a 33-month term in federal prison; Investigation stemmed from a federal investigation where over 50 horses were killed in a 20 year period in acts of insurance fraud; nothing new as of 5/9/16



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George Lindemann – convicted of three counts of wire fraud in 1995 and received a 33-month term in federal prison; Investigation stemmed from a federal investigation where over 50 horses were killed in a 20 year period in acts of insurance fraud; nothing new as of 5/9/16

4500 Biscayne Blvd Ste 105

Miami, FL 33137-3227


DOB: 3/1964

EMPLOYER/OCCUPATION: Linre, LLC (Real Estate Development) / President


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George Lindemann Jr. was a highly-ranked rider, Olympic hopeful, and heir to an $800 million fortune.  In 1990 he hired Tommy “The Sandman” Burns to electrocute his horse, Charisma, in order to collect on a $250,000 insurance policy.


Lindemann was convicted of three counts of wire fraud in 1995 and was sentenced to a 33-month term in federal prison with two years probation after his release.  He was sentenced to pay a $500,000 fine, $250,000 in restitution to the insurance company, and the cost of his prison stay.  He was expelled from the American Horse Shows Association (“AHSA”), and upon his release, filed a $100 million antitrust suit against the AHSA for refusing to allow him to compete.


Federal investigators believe that over 50 horses were killed between the mid-1970s and mid-1990s in acts of insurance fraud. Lindemann was one of 23 people indicted for charges related to the scandal, which received national media attention at the time and rocked the world of equestrian sports.


During the Lindemann investigation, Tommy Burns identified James Druck, who he claimed taught him how to electrocute a horse to collect on an insurance policy.   Coincidentally, James Druck was the father of Lisa Druck, now known as Rielle Hunter.  Burns further claimed that Druck paid him to kill Druck/Hunter’s horse when she was 18, a point that press of John Edwards/ Rielle Hunter did cover.


Since his release following a 21-month prison stay, Lindemann has attempted to rehabilitate his image with philanthropic activity and now runs a real estate development company.  He has made sizable contributions to Democratic and Republican candidates, committees and PACs.   A few of these contributions have been returned.


Recently, in June 2009, Lindemann received press coverage when Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink removed Lindemann as a host of a fundraising event.   Similarly, Chuck Schumer returned contributions from Lindemann in 2004.




*   2/24/2014 – Issue 6OK; resubmit

*   5/31/2011 – Failed 6OK; Failed until further notice; Resubmitted per Alan and Tobias

*   2/24/2010 – Failed 6OK; Failed vet per Alan, Ann Marie, Brad

*   4/20/2004 – Issue 4OK














*         6/4/1996; United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit; 3 counts felony wire fraud; Court plea: Not guilty; Court Disposition: Guilty (Court of appeals affirmed decision of district court)




*         THE LADY IS A CHAMP – AND A HORSE KILLER, TOO “She’s known to Westminster Dog Show fans for her prized French bulldog – and to the equine set for her heinous role in the slaying of a valuable horse for insurance money.


Marion Hulick, 75, proudly watched as her adorable canine, I’m On Fire, made history at the Madison Square Garden dog competition Monday night, becoming the first of his breed to score top honors in the Non-Sporting Group.


But some onlookers said they were sickened after realizing that Hulick is the former horse trainer who helped a low-life, animal hit man kill one of her charges in the Putnam Country town of Brewster 20 years ago at the behest of her boss, cellphone heir George Lindemann Jr.


“I guarantee that if Michael Vick walked into the Westminster Dog Show, he would be chased out. And yet, there’s somebody famous for killing horses and everybody is smiling and clapping,” said a former local groom, referring to NFL star Vick, who did time for running a dogfighting club.


Witnesses at Hulick’s trial said she met with the killer, Tommy Burns, offering him a $35,000 cut of the $250,000 insurance money to kill the show animal, Charisma, on Dec. 15, 1990. She led Burns to the horse’s stall, one witness recalled.


Burns then attached a metal clip to the horse’s ear and another to his hindquarters and plugged a wire from them to an outlet, electrocuting him.


Hulick landed a 21-month sentence for her role. She served six months in federal prison. Burns and Lindemann also were convicted and served time,


Last night at the dog show, she called the whole ordeal “a mistake of a young person I was working for.”


“It doesn’t have anything to do with how I conduct my life. I love my dogs,” said Hulick, who lives with her husband in Massachusetts, where she has a dozen French bulldogs – and about a dozen retired show horses. [New York Post, 2/17/2010]


*         SINK STEPS BACK FROM 3 SUPPORTERS “In politics, you are defined by the company you keep — especially when that company is bearing checks.


Alex Sink learned this the hard way when an invitation for her Monday fundraiser in Miami Beach listed two donors with checkered pasts. The leading Democratic contender for governor, a buttoned-down former banker, decided to dump both donors for fear they would be used to smear her.


The first casualty was former Miami City Commissioner Johnny Winton, who was booted from office in 2006 after a drunken and profane run-in with police.


Sink removed him as a co-host of the fundraiser on Wednesday. Some strategists saw that as a no-brainer for a campaign that made a rookie mistake by failing to background big donors. Others said Sink would have created less fuss had she stood by Winton. And wasn’t she was boxing herself in so every donor with a less-than perfect profile would be questioned?


(…) On Friday, they did. Turns out that one of the event’s co-chairs, George Lindemann, wealthy chairman of the Bass Art Musem’s board of trustees, served time for ordering a hit on his show horse and collecting $250,000 in insurance money. He was sentenced in 1996 to 33 months in prison.


”We make decisions on a case-by-case basis, and Lindemann was convicted of insurance fraud,” said Sink spokeswoman Tara Klimek. “This particular circumstance is over the line.”


Sink’s rejection of Winton and Lindemann raises questions about where candidates should draw the line when vetting donors. Is a pending investigation cause for concern, or only a conviction? Is slugging a cop as bad as arranging the killing of a horse? And what’s the statute of limitations on these matters?


Another co-chair of the Sink reception, publicist Seth Gordon, was removed as a volunteer campaign advisor to Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundlein 2000 after police told her he was a suspect in the 1975 death of his first wife. Gordon has denied murdering her and never been charged.


Gordon, who recruited Lindemann to help Sink, defended his friend and noted his involvement in civic causes.


”George doesn’t deserve to continue to be a punching bag. He has contributed to every Democratic presidential candidate, and no one has ever suggested that they didn’t want his money,” Gordon said.


Indeed, Lindemann has donated generously to a slew of candidates, including U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek,U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and former presidential contender Hillary Clinton. So it’s okay to cash his checks but not to give him top billing on a fundraising invite?


Even Florida’s master politician, Gov. Charlie Crist, has struggled with this issue. At first he stood by a top fundraiser in 2006, developer Sergio Pino, whose relationship with a county commissioner was under federal investigation. Pino also had been tied to potential election law violations while raising money for former Gov. Jeb Bush.


”We’re happy to have his support,” a Crist spokeswoman said.


Five days later, Pino stepped down. Crist said of his decision: “I think it was the right thing to do.” [The Miami Herald, 6/27/2009]




Rielle Hunter, who was born in Fort Lauderdale 44 years ago, has had an alarmingly eventful life.


As a teenager, she was an accomplished equestrienne who rode a champion jumping horse until the animal was electrocuted in its stable by a hit man from Chicago, part of one of the biggest scandals to ever hit Florida’s blueblood horse set.


As a blond and pretty young woman, her voracious appetite for cocaine and men caught the attention of novelist Jay McInerney, who based a lead character on her in a bestselling book about the excesses of the 1980s.


Now in middle-age, she’s become a notorious national media celebrity as the femme fatale in the scandal that has all but destroyed the political career of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.


It’s been a wild, wandering, and wanton life for Hunter, who spent her childhood in Tamarac as Lisa Jo Druck, her given name. And to understand Hunter (she married, divorced, and kept her ex-husband’s name), it’s instructive to look back at those years in Fort Lauderdale, specifically at the untold story of her father, James Druck, who was a powerful attorney in downtown Fort Lauderdale for nearly two decades.


[…]  Once the family was transplanted to Ocala, things only got worse. In a particularly nasty turn of events, Druck hired an assassin named Tommy “The Sandman” Burns to kill his daughter’s horse, Henry the Hawk, for the insurance money. The event deeply traumatized his daughter, who was near the stable when the horse was electrocuted.


Burns later admitted to federal investigators that he had killed about 20 horses. One of those sentenced to prison in the case was George Lindemann Jr., a Palm Beach scion to a billion-dollar fortune. Like Druck, he also had Burns kill a show horse for the insurance money.


[…] Hunter, who was with a boyfriend when Burns killed the animal, saw the horse dead on the stable floor. McInerney fictionalized the account in his 1988 book, The Story Of My Life. The character based on Hunter, named Allison Poole, recounts that she was so distraught by the killing of the horse (named “Dangerous Dan” in the book) that she had to be kept on tranquilizers for a week.


[…] The book was published before the Edwards scandal broke (and the Poole character would also be included in American Psycho, a bestselling novel by Bret Easton Ellis). James Druck died in 1990 of lung cancer before he could be brought to justice on the insurance fraud charge.


The rest of the story, quite literally, is history. [New Times Broward-Palm Beach, 8/28/2008]


*         CONVICT CONTRIBUTIONS “Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has accepted thousands of dollars in campaign donations from convicted criminals. After being informed of the source of the donations, the Schumer campaign said it would give $17,000 in questionable contributions to charity.


(…)  He accepted $2,000 from George Lindemann Jr., who was convicted in 1996 of ordering the killing of a show horse to collect insurance money [The National Journal, 6/10/2004]


*         3-YEAR TERM IN ’90 KILLLING OF PRIZE HORSE “A champion horseman and son of one of the richest men in the United States was sentenced yesterday in Chicago to almost three years in prison for his role in the killing of a show horse for insurance money.


The defendant, George Lindemann Jr., son of a cellular phone magnate and the operator of a horse farm near Greenwich, Conn., was ordered to report to Federal prison within 30 days to begin a 33-month term for three counts of wire fraud. He was also sentenced to pay a $500,000 fine, $250,000 in restitution to the insurance company he bilked, as well as the cost of his prison stay.


After being released, he will be on probation for two years under the sentence handed down by Judge George Marovich of Federal District Court.


Marion Hulick, a trainer at the Lindemann family farm, Cellular Farms, was sentenced to 21 months in prison on the same charges. She was not ordered to pay a fine or restitution.


The pair were convicted last September after an admitted horse “hit man” testified that he had killed the show horse Charisma so Mr. Lindemann could collect insurance money. The insurance company, Generali-U.S., paid $250,000 after the horse’s death in 1990.


The trial was the culmination of a four-year Federal investigation into crimes in the show-horse business. Of the 23 people indicted in Chicago in July 1994, 20 pleaded guilty. The remaining defendant, Barney Ward, owner of Castle Hill Farm in Brewster, N.Y., is scheduled to go to trial on March 4.


Those convicted in the investigation included people who had killed horses to collect insurance money and others who had defrauded elderly widows in horse deals. One, Richard Bailey, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after a Federal judge concluded he had also solicited the murder of Helen Vorhees Brach, the candy heiress and an investor in horses.


Mr. Lindemann, 31, made no comment as he was sentenced. But Mrs. Hulick, 60, sobbed and told the judge that she was sorry.


Judge Marovich called the pair’s acts “despicable and reprehensible” and said he wanted the sentences to send a message to the country club and “horsy set.” [The New York Times, 1/19/1996]


From: Cox, Clayton

Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 11:38 AM

To: Rivard, Chadwick; Vet_D

Subject: RE: Donor Vet


My bad, NGP ID 33404689


Clayton Cox

Regional Finance Director

Florida, Georgia & Midwest

Democratic National Committee<>

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Cell: (678) 595-4557

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From: Rivard, Chadwick

Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 11:38 AM

To: Cox, Clayton; Vet_D

Subject: RE: Donor Vet


Do you have an NGP ID or address?


From: Cox, Clayton

Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 11:35 AM

To: Vet_D

Subject: Donor Vet




Can we please vet George Lindemann, Jr. to give to the DNC and attend a POTUS event?


Thank you!




Clayton Cox

Regional Finance Director

Florida, Georgia & Midwest

Democratic National Committee<>

Office: (202) 572-5453

Cell: (678) 595-4557

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Media Conspires with Democratic National Committee

Politico 01

A Politico reporter made a deal with the Democratic National Committee. The reporter, as per their “deal,” gave a copy of a story about Clinton for review before publishing. The Democratic National Committee member then forwarded the story to others for review. You can see he is asking, “Let me know if you see anything that’s missing and I’ll push back.” The Politico reporter is allowing the Democratic National Committee review and edit the story before publishing. Just a question? Doesn’t this make Politico a Democratic operative and not an independent press outlet?


To Obama and Democrats, if Bruce Jenner can keep his dong and be considered a woman. Then I can keep my guns and consider myself disarmed.

Prayer in Schools

Personally, I have no issue with prayers in school. In fact, I think it might do good except. I am terrified of our government and educators being in charge. Our government is controlled by Islam apologists. Our education system is run by Marxist sympathizers that hate Christianity. The common core curriculum requires Islamist education. In American Schools our children are being taught the Five-Pillars of Islam. They are being taught Allah is the one true god. This is happening today in schools across America. This evil is being taught to our children and grandchildren. Want some examples, no problem.


In Revere, Massachusetts the public school district there is not only requiring students to learn about Islam but is teaching these children the Shahada or the Islamic conversion prayer.


Boston Public School Teaching Islamic Conversion Prayer to Elementary Students

In Revere, Massachusetts the public school district there is not only requiring students to learn about Islam but is teaching these children the Shahada or the Islamic conversion prayer. As you can…





The father of a Florida high schooler says students were required to recite an Islamic prayer in a 10th grade history class.

“Students were instructed to recite this prayer as the first Pillar of Islam, off of the board at the teacher’s instruction,” Ron Wagner said.


Florida Dad Protests Islam Lessons in Son’s H.S. History Class

The father of a Florida high school student is expressing outrage over students being required to recite an Islamic prayer in a 10th grade class.





“We cannot discuss our Ten Commandments in school but they can discuss Islam’s Five Pillars?” asked Wood’s wife, Melissa, supporting her husband.

One homework assignment, obtained by a news outlet asked questions including, “How did Muslim conquerors treat those they conquered?” The correct answer was, “With tolerance, kindness and respect.”

Ask those conquered by ISIS how that is working?


403 Forbidden



According to the lessons, students were instructed to write the “Shahada” – “There is no God but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.” Students also learned the five pillars of Islam.

Schools across America are teaching the Five-Pillars of Islam. Can you imagine the ACLU if they began teaching the 10-Commandmants?


‘There is no God but Allah’? School accused of Islamic indoctrination | Fox News

The Islamic faith is being accommodated while the Christian faith is being marginalized.



For instance, did you know that Muslims discovered America? Or that Jerusalem is an Arab city? That’s just some of the “history” that students in America’s K-12 classrooms have been taught in recent years–with the help of taxpayer money.


Public Schools Teach the ABCs of Islam – US – CBN News – Christian News 24-7 –

Did You Know Muslims Discovered America? That’s Just Some Of The ‘history’ That Students Have Been Taught In Recent Years.



Brigitte Gabriel, founder of ACT! for America, explains that students are required to become a Muslim for three weeks, adopt Muslim names, memorize verses from the Quran, and visit a mosque for a field trip.


Islamic Indoctrination in the Public Schools

Secular humanism isn’t the only false religion now being taught in the public schools.




Cars Today

Camaro 02

I have long thought one of the issues with cars is buying them just isn’t fun anymore. In an effort to become more efficient the car corporations have sucked the joy out of buying a new car. Back in the day you bought a new car so you could get the options you wanted.

Today that simply is not an issue. With the complete lack of ability to order a uniquely options car. It makes little difference whether you buy new or used. Just pick out the color they are all the same. To illustrate my point let’s look at the 1969 Camaro. I will ignore all the hundreds of little options. Here is a list of just the major ones, engine, transmission, exterior color and interior. Okay, I’ll throw in the different models of Camaro.

Any wonder the car industry has tanked. Spend $30,000 and not have any fun.


Models Available – Total 10

Sport Coupe

Sport Coupe Convertible


RS Convertible


Z/28 Convertible


SS Convertible



This does not account for the double models produces such as the RS/SS


Engines – Total of different options 15

6 – Cylinder

L26     230ci/140HP

L22     250ci/155HP

8 – Cylinder

L14     307ci/200HP

LF7     327ci/210HP

L30     327ci/275HP

LM1    350ci/255HP

L65     350ci/250HP

L48     350ci/295HP*

L35     396ci/325HP

L34     396ci/350HP

L78     396ci/375HP

L78/L89      396ci/375HP

Z28     302ci/290HP

L72     427ci/425HP

ZL1     427ci/430HP


Transmissions – Total different available 8


Powerglide Transmission

TH350 Transmission

TH400 Transmission


Manual 3-speed Transmissions

There were two 3-speed manual transmissions, base and heavy-duty.

Manual 4-speed Transmissions

Here there were 3 different 4-speed manual transmissions, Wide Ratio (M20), Close Ratio (M21) and D Close Ratio (M22), the “Rockcrusher”


Exterior Colors – 36 different exterior colors


Amethyst Met.

Bright Blue Met.

Butternut Yellow

Caribbean Turquoise Met.

Castillion Bronze Met.

Champagne Met.

Claret Red Met.

Dark Gold Met.

Dark Turquoise Met.

Dk. Blue Met.

Dk. Brown Met.

Dk. Green Met.

Fire Glow Orange Met.

Gold Met.

Grey Met.

Jade Met.

Light Blue

Lime Met.

Maroon Met.

Medium Blue Met.

Nocturne Blue Met.

Nugget Gold Met.

Olive Beige

Olive Met.

Rallye Green Met.



Russet Copper Met.

Silver Met.

Sunset Silver Met.

Turquoise Met.

Verdoro Green   Met.




Interiors – 15 Different interiors available

Standard Bucket Seats


Dark Blue

Medium Red

Medium Green

Midnight Green


Custom Bucket Seats


Dark Blue

Medium Red

Medium Green

Midnight Green

Black Houndstooth

Ivory Houndstooth

Orange Houndstooth

Bite-Sized Blooming Onions

Food 01


2 pounds cipollini onions, peeled and sectioned

2 large eggs

1 cup buttermilk

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon paprika

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Vegetable oil, for frying

Onion Dip:

1/4 cup mayo

1/4 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon ketchup

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Pinch of salt and pepper


Prepping the Onions

The first part of this is making sure you buy the right onions! You can’t use frozen onions or pearl onions. They are a bit too small. You need these cipollini onions. You can usually find them by the pound in most supermarkets near the onions!

Onion 01

Normally, when you make a large blooming onion you want to leave the root on to keep the whole thing together. I was torn here because I wanted the onions to stay together but also wanted to be able to eat it in one bite and not have to worry about the root. I decided to try cutting off the root and see how it goes.

It turns out you can do this! Trim off just enough to get rid of the dirty root, but keep as much as possible intact. Instead, leave the tip end intact! Then just peel the onion with a sharp paring knife or your fingers.

Onion 02

Next, slice into the onion to make sections (like in the full sized version). If you slice into what used to be the root section, the tip section will keep the onion together. This wouldn’t work with a full-sized onion, but works fine with the little ones. Just be careful not to cut all the way through. A sharp knife helps!

Onion 03

Real talk: This is a pretty annoying prep. I put on some tunes though and worked through two pounds of onions in about 15 minutes. They go fast once you get the hang of it.

Once each onion is cut into sections, press on them a bit to separate the sections.

Onion 04


Flour and Fry

Make sure you spice up your flour mix!

Onion 05

Also you can make the dipping sauce in advance. It’s a simple version and feel free to make it your own! Taste and adjust. You know the deal.

Onion 06

When your onions are prepped, add them to a mixture of egg and buttermilk. This will take some of the bite out of the onions and also make sure lots of flour can stick to them. You could prep these in advance and let them sit in this mixture overnight if that’s easier.

Onion 07

I did a test onion just to make sure this whole process would work. It turned out better than expected. Perfectly fried with tiny sections even!

Onion 08

Now it’s time to scale up! You can dip the drained onions in the flour, but take time to work flour into each onion so there is some in the cracks. That’s what will help the onions “bloom” while it fries. If you just coat the outside of the onion you’ll have something edible, but not as cool.

Onion 09

Once you have all your onions prepped and floured, heat your frying oil to 350 degrees F. and drop them in! About 4 minutes should do the trick.

Onion 10

How cool are these?!

A little bit of work, for sure, but who doesn’t love the idea of bite-sized blooming onions?!

Onion 11


Unicorn 01

Since the FBI rolled over and played lapdog it is obvious the system it completely corrupt. There is no way it will change without open warfare and mass executions of the Washington elite. I honestly believed that if enough people woke up and demanded change it could still happen. It cannot. The corruption is too deep and widespread. Nothing short of revolution will fix Washington. I no longer feel that writing about and pointing out the hypocrisy, corruption and perversion of democracy will change anything. To that end it just puppies and unicorns from now on.

How Accidents Happen

In the “accidental” meeting between Buba and Lynch this happened. It seems that a high-level and credible source told them that the former president, Buba, had delayed departure from Phoenix in order to ensure a run in with the attorney general. And this is how easily an accident can happen.


Source: Bill Clinton Delayed Departure Time To Ensure He Could Meet With AG Lynch

“The source was being sarcastic in saying ‘great timing,’ indicating that it would have been better logistically for Clintons plane to take off before Lynchs arrived…”




Obama’s Unaccompanied Minors Are Committing Horrific Crimes – Including Decapitation and Stoning

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The minors from Central America are being recruited by the violent MS-13 gang. MS-13 gang arrests in Fairfax County so far this year jumped more than 160% over 2015.

The MS-13 gang is well-known for committing violent and brutal crimes. The mass migration of unaccompanied minors from Central America into the States in 2014 created a whole new crop of recruits. And these young men, some of them just 14 or 15 years old, are committing horrific crimes, such as decapitation and stoning.

More than 925,000 illegals remain in US despite final deportation orders.