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Austin man accused of creating fraudulent campaign accounts

January 16, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin businessman has been indicted on multiple fraud, money laundering and other criminal counts accusing him of creating fake campaign accounts and skimming off the contributions.

A federal grand jury in Austin returned the 20-count indictment Tuesday against Kyle Gerald Prall. He’s accused of creating fake Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaign accounts and websites. The indictment alleges he then diverted tens of thousands of dollars in proceeds to his own private use, including travel and entertainment.

He also is accused of creating false records and making false statements to federal agencies in an effort to avoid detection.

Prall’s telephone number is unlisted and he couldn’t be reached for comment. An email to addresses registered in his name also drew no response.

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