Nice work, if you can get it

Vinod Gupta is the head of InfoUSA, a database company. Under Gupta’s leadership, the company has showered money on Bill and Hillary Clinton. In fact, as Ronald Kessler at NewsMax notes, Gupta caused InfoUSA to pay former president Clinton $2.1 million in “consulting fees” since he left the White House, with another $1.2 million promised. Gupta reportedly has also spent roughly $1 million of company funds to provide corporate jet flights for the Clintons.
The company now faces a shareholder lawsuit alleging that Gupta is appropriating company funds for personal use and his political pet projects. According to the Weekly Standard’s Scrapbook, one of Gupta’s pet personnel projects is a yacht staffed by an all female crew. No wonder Gupta and Bill Clinton get along so well.
Now, Kessler reports that InfoUSA has placed Speaker Pelosi’s son, Paul Pelosi Jr., on its payroll even though he has no experience in the company’s main business activities. According to Kessler’s report, Paul Pelosi has been brought on board (the company, not the yacht as far as we know) as a Senior Vice President. His salary is $180,000. The hiring occurred a few weeks after Nancy Pelosi became House Speaker.
Even as he holds this position with Gupta’s company, Paul Pelosi continues another full-time job, as a home loan officer at Countrywide Home Loans in San Mateo, California. Although InfoUSA is based in Omaha, Pelosi says he reports to a small InfoUSA office in San Mateo.
To comment on this post, go here.


Books to read from Power Line