“I hated myself and was ashamed of myself.” He said seeing Nader prosecuted was helpful in “restoring my soul and my health.”, Defense attorney Jonathan Jeffress said that in recent years, Nader has learned to control his urges “as he has aged and as he has realized that his work doing good things for people, doing good things for peace, doing good things for the United States became more important to him.”. George Nader, a key witness in the special-counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for transporting a child into the country for sex and possessing child pornography. George Nader, former Trump adviser cited in Mueller report, … He helped arrange Trump’s first trip to Riyadh, the Saudi capital. George Nader jailed for child sex trafficking and child porn | Daily … George Nader Faces New Child Pornography Charges - Bloomberg Nader has close ties to the leadership of the United Arab Emirates and worked as diplomatic middleman in the region for many years. He pleaded not guilty to those charges, which alleged that Nader and others funneled money from a Middle East donor to Clinton. Nader maintains that while the images showed naked children, they were meant to be humorous rather than sexual and he did not realize they were on his phone. “But that wasn’t Mr. Nader’s only passion. Nader also agreed to pay $150,000 in restitution to the victim, who was 14 at the time Nader brought him from the Czech Republic to the United States. Nader had been investigated and convicted of similar conduct in the past, but he has never been punished so severely. He is cited extensively in the portions of the report about the Seychelles meeting between Trump supporter Erik Prince and a Russian banker with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In 1991, after being convicted of transporting child pornography in Alexandria, he was given a six-month sentence in part because he was actively involved in negotiating the release of hostages from Lebanon. In January 2018, FBI agents working for Mueller stopped Nader at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, DC, to question him in the Russia probe. Updated 2223 GMT (0623 HKT) January 13, 2020. He … Alexandria, Virginia (CNN)George Nader, a key witness in the Russia investigation, pleaded guilty Monday to two sex crimes involving minors. He’s worked with presidents and princes, the powerful and the infamous,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Prabhu said at sentencing. A US court sentenced George Nader, a former top adviser to the United Arab Emirates, to 10 years in prison on Friday on child sex abuse charges.. Nader, who was a … Mr. Nader has had a sexual interest in minors for over 35 years.”. The answer, it seems, can be found in the shadows, where Nader has long operated. George Nader pleaded guilty in January to bringing a 14-year-old boy from the Czech Republic to the U.S. 20 years ago to engage in sexual activity. One of those victims appears to be the same underage boy that Nader brought to the US for "commercial sex" in 2000. Separately, Nader was charged last year in a sweeping case involving illegal foreign donations to Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2016. The most important news stories of the day, curated by Post editors and delivered every morning. George Nader indicted on child porn charges and traveling with a … By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. George Nader, a key witness in Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, pleaded guilty on Monday to two child sex charges.. He attended meetings during the presidential transition with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, former chief strategist Steve Bannon and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. But he admitted to receiving an email containing child pornography in 2012 and bringing a child into the country for sexual purposes in 2000. Nader has previously been convicted in the US of transporting child pornography and pleaded guilty to several crimes in the Czech Republic related to sexual contact with underage boys. Nader has been convicted of multiple crimes involving the sexual exploitation of minors. In 2000, Nader brought the boy to the U.S. from the Czech Republic to engage him as a prostitute. Prosecutors had agreed to ask only for the mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. In 2003, he was sentenced to a year in prison in the Czech Republic for soliciting underage boys. Under the terms of a plea deal, the Justice Department agreed to recommend that Nader only receive that minimum 10-year term, though Nader's sentence will ultimately be decided by federal Judge Leonie Brinkema. In previous court hearings, prosecutors have described Nader as a lifelong pedophile. C-SPAN/AP Images Popular in News & Politics The Dumbest Moments of the Trump Presidency Amy Coney Barrett Is … Both of these crimes occurred years before Nader worked his way into President Donald Trump's orbit after the 2016 election, when he served as an informal foreign policy adviser and attended high-level meetings. George Aref Nader was an informal adviser to an Arab prince and reportedly sent more than $2 million to Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy. George Nader, a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, pleaded guilty to charges of … George Nader: Ex-Trump adviser and ‘lifelong paedophile’ pleads … Prosecutors agreed to put the case under seal "due to the extremely sensitiv… Those charges were dismissed on Monday. One of Nader's victims addressed the court on Friday in a video feed from the Czech Republic. 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A Mueller Report Witness Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography … “He’s lived most of his life in international privilege and to much acclaim. “It has been a long journey and it still will be,” the victim, now 35, said in a statement written in Czech and translated in court. “Nader has conducted countless international missions and helped facilitate the strong allegiance between the United States and countries of that region,” his attorneys wrote. That's what led to his indictment last year on charges for transporting child pornography. During an hour-long court hearing, Nader admitted that he brought an underage boy to the US for sex, and that he possessed child pornography depicting sexual abuse of toddlers. These meetings later fell under the shadow of the Russia investigation, and Nader became an important cooperator for special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling. George Nader, a 60-year-old Lebanese businessman, pleaded guilty to having transported a 14-year-old boy from Europe to the United Staes and having viewed child … He has been in jail since June, after a judge ruled that he was too dangerous to be released on bail, and wore a green jail uniform during the hearing in Monday. Nader provided information about contacts between the Trump transition and a senior Russian government official, and his testimony was ultimately cited dozens of times in the Mueller report. A 1985 charge, of receiving from the Netherlands films and magazines depicting pre- and post-pubescent boys engaged in sexual acts, was dismissed due to an invalid search warrant. His testimony about his role in the secret January 2017 liaison undercut Prince's claims that the meeting was a random encounter and that it was not coordinated with anyone from the Trump transition.