The DOJ has charged two brothers for creating fake PACs, and scamming voters out of millions of dollars.
The two Arizonans ran their scam over a 10-year period, and brought in over $50 million.
As being reported by washingtonexaminer.com
Two Arizona brothers were arrested and charged with conducting a $50 million scheme over a 10-year span to bilk donors to at least nine political action committees who thought they were supporting anti-abortion and law enforcement causes, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
The men, William Tierney and Robert Tierney, were charged with wire fraud conspiracy, mail fraud conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy, according to Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William Sweeney Jr., the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York field office. The brothers were expected in court in Arizona on Thursday.
The men started six PACs and managed an additional three, the complaint unsealed in Manhattan federal court states. The nine PACs, referred to as “scam PACs,” raised more than $23 million from 2014 to 2017, and more than $50 million in the past decade.
But the Justice Department said the organizations were started solely to “enrich the defendants and their co-conspirators.”
“The defendants, as alleged, capitalized on the sympathy and activism of those who sought to support awareness of various causes near and dear to their hearts,” Sweeney said in a statement. “Instead, virtually none of the money raised was used for its intended purpose, and the so-called political action committees served as nothing more than a front for an extensive personal fundraising campaign.”
This just seems like the lowest of the low. Not only taking advantage of the political system, but using the emotions of voters to scam millions of dollars while doing it. These two should be locked up for a long time. They might as well been robbing people at gunpoint.
If you think you might have been one of the victims, here are the names of the PACs the brothers created.
Grassroots Awareness PAC, Americans for Law Enforcement PAC, National Campaign PAC, Voter Education PAC, Action Coalition PAC, and Protect our Future PAC.
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