Longtime Clinton Ally & Campaign Finance Violator Arrested By FBI

The FBI arrested Ng Lap Seng, a longtime Clinton ally and prominent Chinese millionaire, for lying about why he brought more than $4.5 million in cash into the United States over the past two years, according to an ABC News investigation.

Ng was at the center of a Senate campaign finance investigation in 1998 for funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars through an Arkansas restaurant owner to the DNC:

Ng was identified in a 1998 Senate report as the source of hundreds of thousands of dollars illegally funneled through an Arkansas restaurant owner, Charlie Trie, to the Democratic National Committee during the Clinton administration.

“Trie’s contributions purchased access for himself and Ng to the highest levels of our government,” the Senate report said.

Ng and Trie made a number of visits to the White House to attend Democratic National Committee-sponsored events and were photographed with President Bill Clinton and then-First Lady Hillary Clinton. ABC News reported in 1997 that Ng had made six trips to the White House.

When ABC News caught up with Ng in 1997, he told them:

“My philosophy is that I should not break the law but I wouldn’t mind bending it.”