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Key witness from the Mueller Report to be sentenced on child sexual abuse charges

Key witness from the Mueller Report to be sentenced on child sexual abuse charges and is facing 10 years in prison

  • Lebanese American businessman George Nader, a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, pleaded guilty to child sexual abuse charges in January 
  • Nader in his plea admitted he brought a 14-year-old boy from the Czech Republic to the US 20 for sex 20 years ago and possession of child pornography
  • His name appeared more than 100 times in the Mueller report, which formed the basis for impeaching President Donald Trump 
  • Trump later was acquitted of impeachment charges by the Republican-controlled Senate

A Lebanese American businessman who was a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report will be sentenced on child sexual abuse charges Friday.

George Nader, 61, was charged last June and pleaded guilty in January to bringing a 14-year-old boy from the Czech Republic to the US 20 years ago to engage in sexual activity. He also acknowledged possessing child pornography. 

The convictions carry a 10-year mandatory minimum. Prosecutors in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, are not seeking a longer sentence than the one expected at Nader’s sentencing hearing on Friday, but the judge could still impose one.

Nader’s name appears more than 100 times in the Mueller report, which details his  efforts to serve as liaison between a Russian banker with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of President Donald Trump’s transition team. 

George Nader,  Lebanese American businessman who was a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, is slated to receive at least a 10-year prison sentence on child sex charges Friday

Nader’s name appears more than 100 times in the Mueller report, which details his efforts to serve as liaison between a Russian banker with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of Donald Trump’s transition team. Pictured is special counsel Robert Mueller

Nader’s name appears more than 100 times in the Mueller report, which details his efforts to serve as liaison between a Russian banker with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of Donald Trump’s transition team. Pictured is special counsel Robert Mueller

The Mueller report became the basis for the impeachment of Trump, who later was acquitted by the Republican-controlled Senate. 

Nader is also under indictment in Washington along with seven others on charges of conspiring to conceal the source of more than $3.5 million in political donations to Hillary Clinton. 

In the 1990s, Nader also served as a broker to facilitate the release of American hostages held in the Middle East.

Nader also served as an adviser to the United Arab Emirates, a close Saudi ally, and in 2017 wired $2.5 million to a top Trump fundraiser, Elliott Broidy, through a company in Canada, The Associated Press reported in 2018. 

The goal was to persuade the US to take a hard line against Qatar, a longtime American ally but now an adversary of the UAE.

Nader was previously convicted in the Czech Republic of 10 cases of sexually abusing minors and sentenced to a one-year prison term in 2003.

In the 1990s, Nader also served as a broker to facilitate the release of American hostages held in the Middle East

In the 1990s, Nader also served as a broker to facilitate the release of American hostages held in the Middle East

Nader also pleaded guilty to a charge of transporting child pornography images in Virginia in 1991.

The current investigation of Nader began in 2018, when images depicting child pornography and bestiality were found on his phone after it was confiscated under a search warrant connected to the Mueller probe.

The images found in Nader’s phones at Dulles International Airport ended up not being the basis for January’s child-pornography conviction. 

Instead, prosecutors relied on images and videos he received via email in 2012 that in some cases involved sadistic depictions of infants or toddlers, according to disclosures at an earlier hearing. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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