Gateway computer founder and La Jolla resident Ted Waitt turns up on the until-recently secret list of contributors to the Clinton Foundation, set up by the ex-president to advance his personal charitable agenda. The great donor revelation was part of a deal to allow Hillary Clinton to become secretary of state. Waitt gave between $10,000,001 and $25,000,000, right up there with Microsoft’s Bill Gates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Other locals on the list include now-imprisoned superlawyer Bill Lerach, successfully prosecuted by the Bush administration for paying kickbacks to plaintiffs. He gave the foundation between $100,000 and $250,000. Qualcomm founder Irwin M. Jacobs gave between $50,000 and $100,000.