Skip to comments.Jan. 6 rioters are raking in thousands in donations. Now the US is coming after their haul
Posted on 05/28/2023 11:11:10 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Less than two months after he pleaded guilty to storming the U.S. Capitol, Texas resident Daniel Goodwyn appeared on Tucker Carlson’s then-Fox News show and promoted a website where supporters could donate money to Goodwyn and other rioters whom the site called “political prisoners.”
The Justice Department now wants Goodwyn to give up more than $25,000 he raised — a clawback that is part of a growing effort by the government to prevent rioters from being able to personally profit from participating in the attack that shook the foundations of American democracy.
An Associated Press review of court records shows that prosecutors in the more than 1,000 criminal cases from Jan. 6, 2021, are increasingly asking judges to impose fines on top of prison sentences to offset donations from supporters of the Capitol rioters. […]
Most of the fundraising efforts appear on GiveSendGo, which bills itself as “The #1 Free Christian Fundraising Site” and has become a haven for Jan. 6 defendants barred from using mainstream crowdfunding sites, including GoFundMe, to raise money. The rioters often proclaim their innocence and portray themselves as victims of government oppression, even as they cut deals to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors.
Their fundraising success suggests that many people in the United States still view Jan. 6 rioters as patriots and cling to the
baseless belief that Democrats stole the 2020 presidential election from Donald Trump. The former president himself has fueled that idea, pledging to pardon rioters if he is elected. […]
The government’s push for more fines comes as it reaches a milestone in the largest federal investigation in American history: Just over 500 defendants have been sentenced for Jan. 6 crimes. …
(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...
“I see you have something. Give it to me.”
The basis for all government.
“attack that shook the foundations of American democracy”
No mention of paying legal fees; these “hauls” are just “pure profit”, according to the lying media. How I loathe them.
Then let the rest go to their families.
Their families did nothing wrong.
This is a ridiculous characterization of the march. The AP is pathetic.
… (I)t is very clear that in fundamental theory, socialism and democracy are almost, if not quite, one and the same. They both rest at bottom upon the absolute right of the community to determine its own destiny and that of its members. Men as communities are supreme over men as individuals. …All depends on the definition of “democracy”. Wilson and those who are/were like-minded with him see democracy and socialism as “one and the same” and always have, not to mention always will.
— Woodrow Wilson, 1887
“ the attack that shook the foundations of American democracy”
Oh little Michael Kunzelman... You try sooooooo hard, parrot boy.
These funds need to have been placed in a trust benefitting the defendants.
These guys need to claim they are writing books and receiving “ advances”
Thats how rich democrats like obama and clintons rake it in
See post 7.
I didn’t think biden would go this far, hoping that he had a small spark of humanity in his hard exterior. I was wrong. There is no humanity in this mass of senescent cells.
Did they go after the BLM bail funds? 🤔
Tell me again how much money BLM raked in from their scam? Has any prosecutor gone after that money?
Most likely prosecutors contributed to it instead.
Sounds kinda commie wealth redistributiony.
This sounds more like Heinrich Garlands work
AP would term a black rioter, a demonstrator.
So it terms a white demonstrator, a rioter.
If you read the New York Post, it now calls illegal invaders, “migrants”.
The Evil Media Empire calls an illegal invader from Mexico charged with a crime a Mexican national.
A “national” from ANY country is here legally either by visa or green card.
If you don’t hate the Evil Media Empire of Rupert Murdoch, you may qualify as a hopeless case.
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