Chelsea Clinton’s father-in-law a convicted felon

Chelsea Clinton MoneyWhile news media outlets search high and low for negative stories about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, they’ve ignored an interesting factoid about the people whom they hope to call America’s First Family, the Clintons: Chelsea Clinton’s father-in-law is an ex-convict.

When Chelsea married Marc Mezvinsky, the news media fawned over the young couple and characterized Chelsea’s husband as a modern day Prince Charming who is the son of a former Democratic Party stalwart, U.S. Congressman (See video at end of column).

Unfortunately, as has occurred with her own parent, Chelsea’s father-in-law was involved in a huge scandal that caught the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecutors at the Department of Justice  and led to his being locked up in a federal penitentiary

According to the FBI, through a “Nigerian” email scam and several Ponzi schemes, Congressman Mezvinsky illegally obtained upwards of $10-million. The scams are familiar to most Americans especially those that are generated on the Internet through bogus emails promising huge sums of money.

The elder Mezvinsky was convicted in 2001 of 31 counts of fraud and served a mere five years in federal prison. Originally he was facing 69 counts of fraud that included bank and mail fraud, as well as criminal activity that included phony oil and trade deals in Nigeria.

The former Democratic member of Congress — from Iowa’s 1st Congressional District served two terms, from 1973 to 1977. He reportedly knew Hillary Clinton when he served on the House Judiciary Committee that investigated President Richard Nixon and Hillary worked as one of the investigating attorneys. Mrs. Clinton was fired from the investigating committee because of her leaking of confidential information on the Nixon case.

Ed Mezvinsky had been a vocal critic of President Nixon. He’s on record for calling Nixon “crooked Dick” and said that the president was “a disgrace to politics and the nation.” The hypocrite also called for Nixon’s impeachment.

After serving in Congress, Mezvinsky was appointed by President Jimmy Carter as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights from 1977 until 1979. He later became chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, and made a run for state attorney general in 1988. After winning the Democratic primary he lost the general election to Republican Ernie Preate.

Federal prosecutors at the time told reporters that Rep. Mezvinsky habitually dropped the Clintons’ names and boasted of their friendship during the 1990s while he was bilking friends, family members and institutions out of more than $10 million.

While now a free man, the scam artist still owes over $9.4 million in restitution to some of his willing victims.



Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

3 thoughts on “Chelsea Clinton’s father-in-law a convicted felon

  • August 1, 2016 at 3:45 am

    My only comment is the following…..believe this country has gone completely Wacko with another story about this Navy ship, then people voting for this fraud, Criminal and more importantly acts of Treason…How can anyone vote for this Hillary Clinton? Just get out as much info as you can. God Bless and Protect our America.

    For a Moral Nation
    O Heavenly Father, I know that the spirit of worldliness can creep into the Body of Christ very subtly, and before we know it, we can so easily be led astray. I pray You send Your Holy Spirit upon us, so that a moral, Christian voice can be heard and heeded by our leaders and the media. Cause us, as Christians, to become the standard bearers to such a degree that we can profoundly affect the morality of this nation. Turn our people’s hearts to You. Open our eyes that we may see the error of our ways. Gather all Christians, Catholic and Protestant, together so that we form a united front against the wickedness and snares of the devil. Disarm the evildoers, leaving them powerless and not in control of our great nation. Inspire our media–television, newscasters, reporters, filmmakers, and celebrities–to promote a truly moral social justice and morally righteous entertainment and fashion. Be our strength when we are tempted to succumb to worldly things and ways. Help us to lead our lives all for the greater honor and glory of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

  • August 1, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    The path of the Clintons and the Obamas is one of many stones. Whenever one of these stones is turned over, more evil is exposed.
    Makes one wonder just how dumbed down most Americans are.

  • March 21, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    “Chelsea Clinton’s father-in-law a convicted felon”
    –which makes him about a million times BETTER than her father !!!


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