We've been following up on Monday's story
about a possible connection between the White House and Mitchell Wade's curious Iranian democracy non-profit.
If you recall, Wade -- who's facing
several years in the big house for bribery, fraud, tax evasion and more -- registered
the "Iranian Democratization Foundation" in April 2004. Two months later, the White House signed the first of three contracts with Wade's company MZM for "intelligence services." In all, Wade's contracts with the Executive Office of the President were worth $250,000. His foundation has since been dissolved.
We've called the White House three times asking for more information about the contracts, but they have yet to call us back. Meanwhile, a cursory check has turned up no other filings for Wade's nonprofit: no employer ID number, 990 filing, or anything else. Nexis shows no mention of the group in any news coverage.
What was Wade doing for the White House?