Romney-Bain Linked to Organized Crime in UKSubmitted by go213mph on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 20:02
Mitt Romney fortune built with help from Robert Maxwell and Jack
Robert Maxwell and Jack Lyons, two of the most notorious figures in British corporate history, helped Mitt Romney build his $250 million (£160 million) fortune, it can be disclosed.
Maxwell, the late owner of Mirror Newspapers, invested $2 million in Romney’s first private equity fund, which launched the controversial career in finance that the Republican presidential challenger now cites as proof of his ability to lead the US to prosperity.
He was recruited by Lyons, a late colleague of Mr Romney’s at Bain & Company and one of the “Guinness Four” who were convicted in 1990 over the infamous share-trading fraud at the drinks firm. Lyons and his family invested almost $3 million in Mr Romney’s