Democratic Congresswoman’s Convicted Felon Spouse Heading Progressive-Financed Non Profit

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The husband of Illinois Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Robert Creamer, who committed $2.3 million in bank fraud in the 1990s, is currently leading the anti-conservative Americans United For Change, the Illinois Review reported.

The multi-million dollar non-profit group receives funding from various progressive organizations, including the National Education Association, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Service Employees International Union, MoveOn.org, and Occupy Wall Street.

The group is committed to pushing super PACs to disclose their donors.

Creamer, a political consultant who worked with the Democratic National Committee to consult Barack Obama on his two presidential campaigns, pleaded guilty in 2005 to defrauding nine financial institutions out of at least $2.3 million while running his own failing non-profit organization.

The convicted felon maintains ties to the White House. On Monday, Creamer participated in a private conference call held by White House officials that brought voices from liberal organizations together to discuss how to pressure Democrats and other politicians on Capitol Hill to back a nuclear deal with Iran, the Free Beacon reported.

Creamer urged fellow liberals on the call to "step up" their pro-Iran efforts and target Democratic lawmakers by "blitzing the hell out of the Hill."

Morgan Chalfant   Email Morgan | Full Bio | RSS
Morgan Chalfant is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Morgan worked as a staff writer at Red Alert Politics. She also served as the year-long Collegiate Network fellow on the editorial page at USA TODAY from 2013-14. Morgan graduated from Boston College in 2013 with a B.A. in English and Mathematics. Her Twitter handle is @mchalfant16.

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