Two California Men Charged In Phony PAC Robocall Scheme That Targeted Both Trump and Clinton Voters In 2016

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Three men, two from California and one from Texas, were indicted by the federal government last week in an alleged $3.5 million fraud scheme in which they collected small donations via robocalls targeting American voters in 2016.

The trio, Matthew Nelson Tunstall, 34, of Los Angeles; Robert Reyes Jr., 38, of Hollister; and Kyle George Davies, 29, of Austin, allegedly solicited contributions to two scam political action committees or PACs, Liberty Action Group PAC and Progressive Priorities PAC. According to an announcement from the DOJ, the three men were indicted on November 2, and the indictment was unsealed on Tuesday.

According to the indictment, the three used the scam PACs to “enrich themselves directly,” and comically, there was just a pittance that was donated to a legitimate candidate’s committee.

“Of the approximately $3.5 million raised by Liberty Action Group and Progressive Priorities, only approximately $19 were…

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