"Build the wall" founder pleads guilty to fraud

Just The NewsThe disabled Air Force veteran who led a $25 million fundraising effort for the U.S.-Mexico border wall has pleaded guilty to charges of defrauding donors.

Veteran Brian Kolfage plead guilty Thursday in federal court to charges of having funneled over $350,000 in donations toward personal expenses including home renovations and car payments.

Kolfage, who lost three limbs serving in Iraq, told donors he would not take a cut of the donations or a salary.

Disappointing, really. But the enforcement seems a bit one sided. Where are the prosecutions of the Buying Large Mansions folks?

I remain of the opinion that most non-profits aren't worth donating money to. There are a few, but the area is filled with scams and political grift on both sides. Which isn't to say I think Build The Wall was a scam or a political grift; $350K in home improvements from a $25M charity seems almost trivial, and 4 miles of wall did get built. The problem appears to be that he said he wouldn't take any benefits beyond a salary.

The Buying Large Mansions folks never said what they would do with the money, so they get off scott free?

This entry was published Thu May 05 22:52:58 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2022-05-05 22:52:58.0. [Tweet]

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