George Nader Biography
George Nader (George Aref Nader) is a Lebanese-American businessman, lobbyist, and convicted sex offender. He is a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. On July 19, 2019 he was indicted for sex trafficking.
George Nader Age
George is 60 years old; he was born on 15 May 1959 in Lebanon.
George Nader Nationality
George has duo citizenship; he is Lebanese and American national. He moved to the U.S as a teenager.
Is George Nader Related To Ralph Nader
George Nader is not related to Ralph Nader who is an American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney noted for his involvement in consumer protection, environmentalism and government reform causes. Despite both of their parents having immigrated from Lebanon, they are not related they just share a similar surname.
George Nader Career
George attended Cleveland State University. He began his career in 1981 as an editor of ‘Middle East Insight’. The magazine ceased publication in 2002.
As a lobbyist, he helped to free American hostages in Lebanon after the Iran–Contra affair, during the George H.W.Bush administration. During the Clinton Administration (1993–2001), he tried unsuccessfully to broker an Israeli–Syrian peace agreement, working with Estée Lauder heir Ronald Lauder.
Nader left Washington for the Middle East in the 2000s and spent most of his time in Iraq after the 2003 Iraq invasion. Since then, she has volunteered with U.S. politicians to act as a “shadow diplomat” connecting them to Middle Eastern officials.
George Nader Donald Trump
Nader met with Donald Trump Jr. in August 2016 at Trump Tower offering assistance for Donald Trump campaign. He served as an envoy representing Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and de facto ruler Mohammad bin Salman and Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
In December 2016 he attended a meeting in New York between the United Arab Emirates officials and president-elect Donald Trump’s associates Jared Kushner, Michael Flynn, and Steve Bannon.
He was at a meeting on the Seychelles islands between the Emiratis and Erik Prince in January 2017. He was present when Prince met with officials from the UAE and Kirill Dmitriev, head of state-run Russian Direct Investment Fund.
George Nader Child Pornography
In March 1984 a US customs inspector became suspicious of a package that was being sent to Nader from an address in Amsterdam. After opening, he discovered several magazines depicting naked boys engaged in sexual acts. His house was searched and material of similar nature was found and was indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington, DC on two charges of mailing and importing child pornography. The indictment refers to “obscene, lewd, lascivious and filthy magazines, pictures and films, commonly known as ‘child pornography'”.
The charges were however dismissed after his lawyer argued that his home had been searched under an invalid warrant.
He reportedly again received material depicting underage boys in 1988. His home was searched and prosecutors allege that child pornography was found in his toilet but he was not charged.
Again in 1990, he was caught attempting to import two child pornography videos into the United States through Washington-Dulles International airport. He pleaded guilty to the charges and received a reduced sentence after a number of people testified that he was working at that time to secure the release of American hostages in Lebanon. He spent around six months in a halfway house in Baltimore, under federal custody, and was fined $2,000.
In 2003 he was convicted and received a one-year prison sentence in the Czech Republic on 10 charges of sexually abusing children.
It is alleged that Nader brought 14-year-old boys into the United States in 1997 and 2002. According to FBI agents, one of the victims said Mader watched child pornography with Nader; the other said he was sexually abused.
There was allegedly a third teenage boy. His former colleague alleged that in the early 1990s he would sometimes find Nader crying at the MEI office in Farragut Square looking at a photo of a Czech teenage boy who he thought was about 15 at the time. The colleague added that the victim hated George.
“He’d say, ‘Oh, I’m just looking at this picture of my sweetie, my beautiful boy,’ and he showed me this picture of this boy from Eastern Europe whom he had kind of adopted and educated. His parents sent him over here…It was clear to me that he hated George. He hated him.”
George Nader Arrested
George was arrested on June 3, 2019, at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City on charges of “transporting visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.” The arrest was based on a 13-month-old sealed indictment that said Nader had sexually explicit pictures of children on his mobile phone when he entered the United States on a previous trip on January 17, 2018.
George Nader Mueller Report
George was interviewed by Special counsel Robert Mueller in 2018 in the Russia meddling investigation as a cooperating witness. The report documents his role in introducing Dmitriev to Prince, who discussed improving ties between the US and Russia.
Mueller concluded that Nader had become “a close business associate” of Kirill Dmitriev, the head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund. Dmitriev is in turn closely connected to Russian President Vladimir Putin, describing him as his “boss,” Mueller reported.
Nader told Mueller that he believed Dmitriev to have the role of a Russian envoy to the Gulf region, and relayed his views directly to MBZ.