Scam PAC “Patriots for American Leadership” Defrauds Thousands of Donors


On April 22, 2024, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that the political committee “Patriots for American Leadership” (PAL) and its treasurer, Eddie Shivers, defrauded thousands of donors by fraudulently misrepresenting that PAL was raising funds for or on behalf of former President Donald Trump, and under the false pretense that PAL would use donations to support Trump and other Republican candidates. PAL appears to have made no contributions to other federal candidates or committees, instead using the nearly $1.4 million that it raised (most of which came from small donors giving less than $200) to both enrich Shivers and pay for additional fundraising “robocalls.” CLC’s complaint further alleges that PAL and Shivers sought to cover up their fraudulent scheme by filing false disclosure reports with the FEC, and by failing to file required disclosure reports.