WASHINGTON – James Kyle Bell, 44, of Las Vegas, Nevada, entered a guilty plea today to one count of wire fraud in federal court in the District of Columbia.

            As he admitted in entering his guilty plea, Bell created two political action committees (PACs) which operated during the 2020 election cycle: the Keep America Great Committee (“KAGC”) , which purportedly supported the re-election of Donald Trump, and the Best Days Lie Ahead Committee (“BDLAC”), which purportedly supported the candidacy of Joe Biden.  Both PACs registered with the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) as Section 527 independent expenditure-only committees.  Such committees are often referred to as “527 Groups” or “Super PACs.” 

            Between January 2020 and October 2020, Bell’s PACs sent solicitations nationwide to more than 40,000 recipients.  The solicitations promised that individual donations would be “5x matched” by Bell’s PACs.  The solicitations also replicated the look and feel of marketing materials used by the presidential campaigns including official logos and slogans.  Bell also set up websites to solicit donations with names like “keepamericagreatcommittee.com,” “trump2020maga.com,” and “bestdayslieaheadcommittee.com.”   KAGC and BDLAC received no less than $346,000 in contributions from individuals and other groups during the months before the 2020 election.  However, none…

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