Texas: Turkish Non-Profit President Guilty in Scheme to Conceal Foreign Funding of 2013 Congressional Trip

Undated file photo shows Barack Hussein Obama with now-convicted Kemal Öksüz at an event.

Source: Former Non-Profit President Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Conceal Foreign Funding of 2013 Congressional Trip | OPA | Department of Justice

The former president of a Texas-based non-profit pleaded guilty today for his role in a scheme to conceal the fact that a 2013 Congressional trip to Azerbaijan was funded by the Azerbaijan government.

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu for the District of Columbia and Assistant Director in Charge Nancy McNamara of the FBI’s Washington Field Office made the announcement.

Kemal Oksuz, aka “Kevin Oksuz,” 49, and previously a resident of Arlington, Virginia, pleaded guilty to one count of devising a scheme to falsify, conceal and cover up material facts from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics.  Oksuz will be sentenced on Feb. 11, 2019 before U.S. District Court Judge Tanya S. Chutkan for the District of Columbia.

According to admissions made in connection with his guilty plea, Oksuz lied on disclosure forms filed with the Ethics Committee prior to, and following, a privately sponsored Congressional trip to Azerbaijan.  Oksuz falsely represented and certified on required disclosure forms that the Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasions (TCAE), the Houston non-profit for which Oksuz was president, had not accepted funding for the Congressional trip from any outside sources.  Oksuz admitted to, in truth, orchestrating a scheme to funnel money to fund the trip from the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), the wholly state-owned national oil and gas company of Azerbaijan, and then concealed the true source of funding, which violated House travel regulations.

A five-count indictment was returned earlier this year in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and ordered unsealed in September.  Oksuz was recently extradited from Armenia where he was detained by authorities, pursuant to a warrant that was issued for his arrest.


Back story here: High-ranking fugitive from Turkish terror group dubbed as its “Houston imam,” arrested on US arrest warrant

Kemal Öksüz, a high ranking member of the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) dubbed as its “Houston imam,” was arrested Wednesday in Armenia over a U.S. arrest warrant issued for breaching congress ethics and fraud.

4 thoughts on “Texas: Turkish Non-Profit President Guilty in Scheme to Conceal Foreign Funding of 2013 Congressional Trip

  1. Is there a law that congress hasn’t broken? Is ‘there nothing they won’t do to feather their dirty nests at our expense? At the expense of our entire Republic? Congress has committed more crimes than those of the people they go after. It’s a criminal enterprise – period!

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