The scourge of scam PACs

The Week

Charities are policed by state authorities, but scam PACs are not covered by these laws and regulations. They register as political organizations, and thus enjoy considerable legal protection for their activities. In fact, said Adav Noti, a former Federal Election Commission lawyer, federal and state authorities have largely said they can't prosecute scam PACs that don't conceal where the money went or engage in other outright lies.

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