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- Jun 21, 2012
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Jill Stein Accused of Investing in Dirty Coal, Big Pharma | News | teleSUR English
According to an analysis of her financial disclosure form, the Green Party presidential candidate invests in Chevron and Wells Fargo Bank.
Green Party leader Jill Stein was accused of double standards Wednesday after a Daily Beast financial analysis found she has invested in the very industries her party opposes—coal, big pharma and Wall Street.
According to the financial disclosure form she filed with the United States Office of Government Ethics on March 30, 2016, and the first two pages of her 2015 federal tax return, Stein and her husband, Richard Roher have profited from investments in mutual funds that support big multinationals including Exxon, Chevron, JP Morgan Chase and Pfizer.
The presidential candidate, who has built an entire political platform on her opposition to corporate greed, environmental abuses and inequality, also owns direct stock investments in Merc, the pharmaceutical giant fined for over-billing Medicaid.
While Stein may profess to be against the Dakota Access pipeline, she has invested up to US $2.2 million in energy companies like Chevron, responsible for the disastrous oil spill in the Ecuadorean Amazon rainforest, via the Vanguard 500 FUND.
The Green Party leader is also a vocal opponent of Wall Street yet her investment portfolio shows she has up to US$2.65 million invested in funds such as the TIAA-CREF Equity Index, which has significant holdings in Wells Fargo Bank, an international banking firm accused of abusing U.S. whistleblowing laws and funding the Dakota Access pipeline.
Stein, however, is not the only U.S. politician to come under attack for investing in questionable stocks. President Barack Obama and Senator Ted Cruz have also been forced to divest from fund investments for conflict of interests.