Three people were accused of financial fraud in the 2016 elections.

The U.S. Department of Justice reported that three U.S. citizens are accused of running three fake political action committees, with the help of which they illegally received about $ 3.5 million.

According to the indictment, Matthew Tunstall, Kyle Davies, and Robert Reyes called for donating money to the political action committees Liberty Action Group PAC and Progressive Priorities PAC (PAC is a non-profit organization that collects donations and directs the funds received to finance various election and public campaigns). The defendants used phone calls and written appeals for this purpose, in which they claimed that they were collecting money for candidates in the 2016 presidential election.

According to the Department of Justice, Tunstall, Davies, and Reyes used the approximately $3.5 million they received for personal purposes, as well as further financing of fraudulent operations. They are charged with criminal conspiracy, perjury, fraud, money laundering, etc.

If found guilty, Tunstall and Reyes could be sentenced to 125 years in prison, Davies to 65 years in prison.