Former MMs Bob Wright and David Jones charge Simcox is defrauding MM Members (see CNN video).
Simcox´tax records show the largest portion of the donations ($277K) was titled payment for "Professional Services." No further details noted.
Letter from Minutemen members to Simcox requesting information about donations. Simcox letter in response terminating their Minuteman memberships.
The militia-style border patrol group's website had hyped a $55 million, 14-foot high, razor wire-topped barrier complete with security cameras and sensors. But donations which poured in for the ambitious plan have resulted in "little more than an invisible fence to nowhere," reports Abbie Boudreau for CNN.
Group leaders and members have questioned how donations were actually being spent by Simcox, Boudreau reports. "To this day, we still don't know how much the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has raised," said one former Minuteman member. "We don't have a clue, not a clue."
For his part, Simcox says the allegations and CNN's investigation are "part of a smear campaign."
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