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June 04, 2015

Clinton Foundation Raised $26 Million Through Swedish Arm

The Clinton Foundation set up a Swedish affiliate that raised millions of dollars in that country while its government was urging the Hillary Clinton-led State Department to ease economic sanctions on Iran, according to The Washington Times.

The Stockholm-based William J. Clinton Foundation Insamlingsstiftelse took in $26 million from Swedish donors but did not disclose it to ethics officials at State under an agreement to review the foundation's fundraising abroad for potential conflicts of interest while Ms. Clinton was secretary of state.

The Clinton foundation said the Swedish entity was established to collect donations from that country's popular lotteries in support of foundation programs on climate change, AIDS, and other causes. Although the William J. Clinton Foundation Insamlingsstiftelse and the Clinton foundation are separate organizations, contributors to the former were included in the U.S.-based charity's disclosure reports.

The Washington Post writes about ties between the foundation and individuals and organizations involved in Qatar's successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, which is at the center of a U.S. investigation of alleged corruption at FIFA, global soccer's governing body.