But before he reemerged as a Middle East power broker, the onetime publisher of a niche foreign policy magazine accrued a record of criminal charges.
And in 2003 he was convicted on 10 counts of sexually abusing underage boys in the Czech Republic, the AP reported Thursday.
In between those previously reported charges, however, Nader was convicted of bringing child pornography into the United States from Germany, Newsweek learned from federal court records.
Nader was accused of transporting two videotapes in his luggage through Virginia's Dulles International Airport in July 1990.
Nader was shown speaking at an event hosted by the Middle East Institute smack in the middle of his six-month sentence.
And a public records search for the social security number listed on the 1991 case also turned up the same George Nader.
“This is nothing more than an orchestrated, disgusting scheme by those who are trying to intimidate Mr. Nader into silence. »