A Foreigner Paid $200,000 for Tickets to Trump’s Inaugural. Now He Says He Was Duped.
Had Mr. Vanetik used $200,000 from Mr. Fuks to buy tickets to official events from Mr. Trump’s inaugural committee, it could have resulted in an illegal foreign donation to the inaugural committee, said Brendan Fischer, an official at the Campaign Legal Center.
“The specter of an incoming administration selling access in exchange for five- or six-figure donations to an inaugural committee is ugly on its own, but it gets even uglier when foreign nationals are taking advantage,” Mr. Fischer said.
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