Feds Say Fake PAC Man Who Used Beto Site Is On The Lam

By Pete Brush (August 20, 2019, 2:41 PM EDT) -- A California man accused of pilfering $250,000 from web surfers who thought they were supporting the political action committees of prominent politicians like Beto O'Rourke jumped bail after appearing in Arizona and is on the lam, federal authorities in New York said Tuesday.

John Pierre Dupont was released on $100,000 bail by U.S. Magistrate Judge James F. Metcalf on March 19 in Phoenix and ordered to appear in Manhattan federal court. But he hasn't been seen since and is considered a fugitive, the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office confirmed to Law360.

An Arizona-based lawyer who represented Dupont locally, Nora Nunez of the...

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