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Hollywood Producer Stephen Bing Paid for North Korea Flight

Hollywood producer Stephen Bing paid for the flight that carried former President Bill Clinton and two American journalists home from North Korea, a California businessman confirmed Wednesday.

Stephen Bing, a close Clinton friend and longtime Democratic fundraiser, is the plane's owner, said Marc Foulkrod , chairman of Avjet Corp., the company that manages the aircraft.

Heir to a New York real estate fortune, Bing raised at least $100,000 for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.

He also donated at least $10 million to Bill Clinton's presidential library and charitable foundation.

Bing produced "Shine A Light," "Beowulf" and also financed the film "The Polar Express."

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