Barre Seid Donated $1.6 Billion to Conservative Marble Freedom Trust - 2022-08-22

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F0.png Barre Seid Donated $1.6 Billion to Conservative Marble Freedom Trust August 22, 2022, Andrew Perez, ProPublica

An elderly, ultra-secretive Chicago businessman has given the largest known donation to a political advocacy group in U.S. history — worth $1.6 billion — and the recipient is one of the prime architects of conservatives' efforts to reshape the American judicial system, including the Supreme Court.

Through a series of opaque transactions over the past two years, Barre Seid, a 90-year-old manufacturing magnate, gave the massive sum to a nonprofit run by Leonard Leo, who co-chairs the conservative legal group the Federalist Society.

The donation was first reported by The New York Times on Monday. The Lever and ProPublica confirmed the information from documents received independently by the news organizations.

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{{cite news | first = Andrew | last = Perez | author2 = Andy Kroll; Justin Elliott | title = Barre Seid Donated $1.6 Billion to Conservative Marble Freedom Trust | url = https://www.propublica.org/article/dark-money-leonard-leo-barre-seid | work = ProPublica | date = August 22, 2022 | accessdate = June 10, 2023 }}