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Indiana Congressman Dan Burton, a strong pro-Pakistan Republican Party member, is the biggest single recipient of funds from a man accused of being a spy for the Pakistani government.
But Barack Obama was also one of the beneficiaries, getting a $250 donation during the 2008 presidential campaign, a media report said Wednesday.
Ghulam Nabi Fai was arrested on Tuesday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) following a probe disclosing that Pakistani intelligence services had secretly spent millions of dollars through a front group over the past 20 years to lobby Congress and the White House to tilt their Kashmir opinion against India.
According to the Washington Post, Federal Election Commission records show that Fai and his aide Zaheer Ahmad have donated at least $30,000 to campaigns and political parties, including a $250 donation to Obama two days before the November 2008 election.
An aide for Obama's 2012 re-election campaign said the contribution would be returned, the Post said.
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