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Cuba’s Bio Scam: Odd partnership of Garcia, Delahunt, and Sununu with Castro regime gets stranger and stranger

You get that strange feeling that as more information is uncovered, this whole affair will turn out to be even more scandalous than we are imagining.

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Castro-Delahunt-Sununu Bio-Scam Gets Stranger

The latest Castro bio-scam gets stranger by the minute.

As of yesterday, we knew that former U.S. Representative Bill Delahunt (D-MA) and former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu (R-NH) were lobbying for Healiance Pharmaceuticals, a mysterious company owned by a (similarly mysterious) foreign company, Digen Pharmaceuticals.

Delahunt is registered to lobby for Healiance.  Sununu is not.

(Prior to Delahunt, Healiance's lobbyist was Janice O'Connell, former foreign relations staffer to U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) and defender of the Cuban regime.)

We also knew that they successfully "pitched" U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) into supporting a Congressional letter asking for U.S. approval of a purported diabetes treatment concocted by Castro's Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CGEB).

Neither Delahunt or Sununu are registered to lobby for Castro's CGEB under the Lobbying Disclosure Act or the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Today, the economic site, Cuba Standard reports (pursuant to an interview with Delahunt):

"A U.S. subsidiary of Chemo Group, a Vienna, Austria-based pharmaceutical company with roots in Spain, contracted a duo of former power players in Washington to pave the way for the sale of a Cuban diabetes drug in the United States.

Chemo Group, which does business in the United States from offices in New Jersey under the Everett Laboratories brand name, has contracted the lobbying services of former New Hampshire Gov. and Havana native John Sununu, and of Bill Delahunt, a former Congressman for Massachusetts who built a long track record seeking normalization with Cuba while in the House of Representatives."

Chemo Group and Everett Laboratories?

Why the complex web of company names?

Neither Delahunt or Sununu are registered to lobby for either Chemo Group or Everett Laboratories. As a matter of fact, nobody is.

So what are they hiding?

Why the lack of transparency?

Who is paying Castro for the licensing and how much?

Why lie about U.S. pharmaceutical research, treatments and efforts?  

These are all questions Congressman Garcia should have asked beforehand.

1 comment to Cuba’s Bio Scam: Odd partnership of Garcia, Delahunt, and Sununu with Castro regime gets stranger and stranger

  • asombra

    This was a no-brainer, even for Joe. There was only one question to ask: Does this benefit Castro, Inc.? We all know the answer, and it doesn't require more than very ordinary intelligence. Disgusting.