Scam PAC operator gets prison sentence
A man behind both a scam PAC and a fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program loan scheme was sentenced to 46 months in prison and ordered to repay $1.4 million. James Kyle Bell, stole government pandemic relief aid while also conning supporters of both then-president Donald Trump and eventual victor Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, U.S. prosecutors in Washington said.
Bell, prosecutors said, was the first scam PAC operator to be sentenced in federal court in Washington, as well as the first PPP loan fraud defendant. Bell’s sentence fell between U.S. prosecutors’ recommendation of a 6½-year prison term and a defense request for 16 months of home incarceration.