One anonymous reader and one Boston-based reader have nominated a candidate for the mystery witness referred to in Josh Gerstein’s New York Sun “Clinton case mystery” article this morning. They note that Senator Kennedy’s brother-in-law is Raymond Reggie and that Reggie was charged with bank fraud in February (click here for access to the press release on the indictment). It appears, however, that the case had been brewing since 2002, leading to the possibility that Reggie may have been cooperating with the government since then.
One of the readers advises that, according to published reports available via Lexis-Nexis, Reggie is a prominent fundraiser for Democrats, including participation in organizing a Hollywood fundraiser in August 2000 for Hillary Clinton. According to another report, he stayed over at the White House in the waning days of the Clinton administration. He is included on a list of overnight guests of the Clintons between July 1999 and August 2000 that is accessible here.
A New Orleans Times-Picayne story is summarized on a page accessible here (footnotes omitted) and carries the following information about Reggie:
[He] became a consultant to well-known Democratic leaders including former President Clinton, former Vice President Gore, and U.S. Senators Hillary Clinton and Edward Kennedy. He also worked on the local campaigns of former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial and Police Superintendent Richard Pennington. Ray Reggie, 43, engaged in fund raising, planned strategy, and placed advertising