Wealthy Hollywood Producer Paid for NKorea Flight

By: Pamela Hess and Sharon Theimer AP Email
By: Pamela Hess and Sharon Theimer AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - A businessman says a wealthy Hollywood producer paid for the flight that carried former President Bill Clinton and two American journalists home from North Korea.

Marc Foulkrod, chairman of Avjet Corp., the company that manages the plane, said the aircraft is owned by Stephen Bing, a longtime Democratic donor and fundraiser.

Bing raised at least $100,000 for Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, in addition to giving the personal maximum $2,300. The Clinton Foundation Web site says Bing gave between $10
million and $25 million to the former president's charity. Bing also was a multimillion-dollar donor to pro-Democratic groups that ran ads against Republican President George W. Bush in the 2004 election. Calls to Bing's company and publicist were not immediately returned.

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