Moseley Braun’s Financial Angel

December 13, 2010  |  

(Chicago Sun Times) — When Carol Moseley Braun needed money for her new business, the onetime U.S. senator and ambassador — now one of the big names in the race for Chicago mayor — turned to a former campaign contributor for help.  Joseph Stroud, a millionaire TV station owner from Oak Brook, came through in August 2006 with a $250,000 loan for her company, Ambassador Organics, a line of coffees, teas and spices.  That was about nine months after Stroud — the owner of WJYS-Channel 62, a station that fills its airtime with paid religious programming, health shows and infomercials — was found liable of harassing a former employee in a racially charged court case that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld last month.

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