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Kanye West’s Presidential Campaign Defrauded Of Almost $4000

The campaign managers of Kanye West’s failed 2020 Presidential bid have come out to claim they fell victim to a fraud scheme that resulted in thousands of dollars being stolen from the campaign’s bank account. The disclosure came after the FEC regulators sent a “Request for Additional Information” to the campaign about the three transactions.

According to a report by TMZ, Kanye West’s campaign committee on Tuesday filed a letter with the Federal Election Commission alleging that someone with access to the committee’s bank account stole thousands in campaign funds to pay off credit card bills.

The letter states the campaign organisation was defrauded a total of $3,999 in three separate transactions between December 2021 and February 2022 by someone unaffiliated with the campaign. The letter added that the First Bank of Wyoming, where the campaign held the account, has since refused to reimburse the campaign organisation for the allegedly stolen funds.

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The group claimed they reported the fraud to the bank immediately, but the bank could not take any action due to an in-house technical issue.

It now appears that Kanye suffered double jeopardy in his short-lived presidential bid, having reportedly spent $12.5 million of his own money on the campaign. However, another investigation revealed the campaign was secretly funded by an affiliate organisation of the Republican Party.

The bid, which was first announced via a tweet on Twitter, came crashing to an embarrassing end after the rapper failed to qualify for the ballot of most states, earning a total of 66,636 across the 50 states of the USA.

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