What's Going On With Nancy Pelosi's Son?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's son, Paul Pelosi Jr., has been called out by the Daily Mail over his close ties to "a host of fraudsters, rule-breakers and convicted criminals," yet has never been charged himself.

Paul Pelosi Jr. (left), and his former cousin-by-marriage California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), 2009

Once dubbed the 'rising prince' of the Pelosi political dynasty by the now-defunct Men's Vogue, Pelosi Jr. had "years-long repeated business dealings" with unsavory characters, in what may have been efforts to curry favor with the Democrat's powerful family.

Via the Daily Mail, Pelosi Jr.'s links to alleged lawbreakers include:

The 52-year-old joined the board of a biofuel company after it defrauded investors according to an SEC ruling, and whose CEO was convicted after bribing Georgia officials  Pelosi Jr. was president of an environmental investment firm that turned out to be a front for two convicted fraudsters  He joined a lithium mining company and received millions of shares, allegedly issued as part of a massive $164 million fraud  He was vice president of a company previously embroiled in an investigation of scam calls that targeted senior citizens  He has close business ties with a man accused by the Department of Justice of running a fake UN charity that stole investors' money  A medical company Pelosi Jr. worked for tested drugs on people without FDA authorization, according to an FDA investigation

According to the report, "sources close to the Democrat power broker's son – and even Pelosi Jr. himself – admit that some of his business dealings may have arisen from savvy entrepreneurs hiring him in an attempt to curry favor with his powerful family."

For starters, Paul Pelosi landed a $180,000 per year job as Senior Vice President at data company InfoUSA - while he was also a full-time loan officer at Countrywide Home Loans in San Mateo and had zero...

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