Bleeding heart Democrats are going to great lengths to make help make life easier for people who illegally cross our borders. Not everyone on team Democrat, however, is following the law when it comes to helping lawbreakers.
Last year, Project Veritas Action Fund released an undercover video from then-US Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke’s campaign. The video exposes how his campaign staffers reportedly broke the law when they used campaign resources to buy supplies and help transport Honduran aliens. This is the eighth undercover video report Project Veritas has released in a series revealing secrets and lies from political campaigns in 2018.
James O’Keefe, founder and president of Project Veritas Action had this to say about the illegal use of campaign funds to buy supplies for illegal aliens, “Charity and helping your fellow man are things we applaud at Project Veritas Action. The problem is, you can’t break the law when you do it.”
Now, a California man has been caught using fake PACs to scam bleeding heart Democrats out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Fox News reports – A California man set up bogus fundraising websites for prominent Democratic candidates and causes, scamming donors out of more than $250,000, federal prosecutors in New York alleged Tuesday.
John Pierre Dupont, 80, is accused by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York of creating at least three fake political action committees, or “scam PACs,” and at least 15 websites purporting to raise money for various Democratic candidates. Prosecutors say 10 of those websites were presented as supporting Democratic Senate candidates in last year’s midterm elections; the candidates included Beto O’Rourke, Joe Manchin, Claire McCaskill, Bill Nelson, Heidi Heitkamp and Kyrsten Sinema Another claimed to be raising money for Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, while still another was created in 2015 and supported Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, officials said.
Here’s an example of what the scam website looked like:
One of the websites, ImmigrantChildrenReunited.org, claimed to be collecting money to reunite undocumented immigrant children with their parents, from whom they’d been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Our volunteer attorneys, doctors, nurses and social workers are working day and night to liberate these children,” read the immigrant children united website. “Donations will go to help pay our volunteer attorneys’, doctors’, nurses’ and social workers’ costs and pay for transportation to unite immigrant families.”
The Sanders site read: “EVERY TIME WE PROCESS YOUR CREDIT CARD DONATION, THE BIG BANKS TAKE UP TO 40% OF THE DONATIONS JUST FOR PROCESSING YOUR CREDIT CARD DONATION…THAT IS WHY WE ARE GIVING YOU THE OPTION…TO MAKE YOUR DONATIONS IN CASH OR CHECK.” –NBC News
“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 S. Berman said. “My office will continue to ensure that fraudulent fundraising does not pay – indeed, will result in criminal prosecution – by rooting out scam PACs wherever we find them.”
Prosecutors say Dupont collected more than 1,000 donations to the various faked PACs and campaign websites, using the money to pay for his rent, parking tickets and car insurance while failing to report the donations to the Federal Election Commission. In February 2016, Dupont allegedly used $25,300 he collected from the fake Bernie Sanders fundraising website to buy a Mercedes-Benz sedan.