Go-Between Tied Funds to Carlyle
By LESLIE WAYNE
The Carlyle Group, celebrated for its political ties as well as its global investment prowess, was eager to expand in the energy business. David M. Leuschen, a specialist in oil and energy at Goldman Sachs, wanted a partner to help him lure big investors.
Several people paid by Mr. Leuschen’s firm have pleaded guilty or been charged in the New York scandal in recent weeks for essentially arranging bribes. Federal securities officials have described the New York payments as part of a “fraudulent scheme to extract kickbacks.”
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