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NC attorneys plead guilty in Sheriff Clarke fundraising scam

Two attorneys from North Carolina have pleaded guilty in federal court in Wisconsin to charges that they created a sham political action committee.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Milwaukee announced Monday that Jack Daly, 51, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring to commit mail fraud and lying to the Federal Election Commission. Nathanael Pendley, 61, pleaded guilty to the same charges on Monday.

GHANAIAN NATIONAL ACCUSED OF EMBEZZLING $2.4M FROM WISCONSIN GOP PLEADS NOT GUILTY

The attorneys formed a political action committee in 2017 that they said was designed to convince former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to run for U.S. Senate, according to court documents. The committee raised more than $1.6 million from donors but most of the money was spent to personally benefit Daly and Pendley rather than to persuade Clarke to run.

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The attorneys are set to be sentenced in September.

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