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(July 20) Tom Barrack Jr., the founder of Colony Capital Inc. and a former top fund-raiser for Donald Trump, was arrested on charges of illegally lobbying for the United Arab Emirates.

Barrack, 74, was arrested in California on Tuesday, according to a Justice Department statement. Two others are also named as defendants in an indictment unsealed the same day.

According to prosecutors, the three engaged in unlawful efforts to advance the interests of the UAE in the U.S. at the direction of senior UAE officials. They are alleged to have done so by influencing the foreign policy positions of the 2016 Trump campaign and then those of the new administration. The indictment also charges Barrack with obstruction of justice and making multiple false statements during a June 2019 interview with federal law enforcement agents.

“Mr. Barrack has made himself voluntarily available to investigators from the outset,” a spokesperson said. “He is not guilty and will be pleading not guilty.”

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