California man who raised $250K for Bernie and Beto buys himself Mercedes-Benz with donations

DC: Authorities arrested a California man Tuesday for allegedly setting up phony PACs and websites to raise money for Democrats.

Prosecutors charged John Pierre Dupont, 80, with wire fraud and identity theft, NBC News reported. He allegedly used $250,000 raised to pay personal expenses, including the purchase of a Mercedes-Benz.

Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York allege Dupont established three fraudulent political action committees and at least a dozen websites to raise money for various campaigns, including for Democratic 2020 contenders Bernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke. Dupont also set up a website claiming to raise money “to unite immigrant families,” a complaint alleges.

“Thousands of donors believed their hard-earned money was being used to support the causes described in solicitations, but in reality, the scam PACs had no operations beyond the fundraising itself, and no funds were used to support candidates,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a statement.   more here

7 Comments on California man who raised $250K for Bernie and Beto buys himself Mercedes-Benz with donations

  1. Kinda like when the clintons and bushes got together to raise money for the haitians. $Millions. Are the affected haitians better off today because of their efforts? Where’s the money?

  2. Makes one think twice about to whom he sends money….
    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

  3. He’s just doing what politicians do. He should have just announced he was running for President first.

  4. “It is difficult with these evil folk to know when they are in league, and when they are cheating one another”

    …JRR Tolkien, “The Two Towers”

  5. Hard to believe that ANYONE gives money to ANY political candidate. They either win, and steal more of your money after they’re elected, or they lose, which means your money has gone down the crapper. What a racket!


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