January 1, 1997 in Nation/World

Bogus Doctor Donated $12,500 To Democrats

Compiled From Wire Services

A bogus doctor who sold aspirin as a cancer cure donated $12,500 to the Democratic Party at a May fundraiser attended by President Clinton, the Daily News reported today.

Aiwah Qi, who bragged about her ties to Clinton, held up a bottle of pills as she was photographed with the president at the fund-raising dinner, the newspaper said.

A photographer hired by the Democratic National Committee for the event said a White House aide told him to surrender the film or make sure the photo wasn’t sent to anyone - including Qi.

The dinner was held at a Washington hotel a month before the newspaper reported that Qi was selling aspirin at $160 a bottle as a cure for liver cancer and hepatitis.

Amy Weiss Tobe, a DNC spokeswoman, said former party fund-raiser John Huang organized the event for 100 Asian-American donors. DNC files show Qi gave $12,500 on May 17.

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