A man who created a Super-PAC to support the candidacy of Bernie Sanders is facing massive fines and possible jail time over charges of fraud.
The Hill reported:
Pro-Bernie Sanders super-PAC creator charged with fraud
The creator of a super-PAC allegedly supporting Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been charged with securities fraud, The Center for Public Integrity reported Tuesday.
Cary Lee Peterson, who created the political action committee that collected nearly $50,000 from actor Daniel Craig, was arrested Sunday by the FBI.
He has been charged with two counts of false certification and one count of securities fraud, according to the Department of Justice.
Each count carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $5 million.
According to a government complaint against him, Peterson “defrauded investors by issuing false filings and press releases touting its purportedly lucrative — but wholly fictitious — business deals,” Yahoo News reported.
To Bernie’s credit, he apparently wanted nothing to do with this organization…
The Vermont senator’s campaign last year said in cease-and-desist letters that Peterson’s group was illegal and “causing harmful confusion for supports of Senator Sanders’ campaign,” according to the Center for Public Integrity.
Will this leftist actually get prosecuted?