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Criminal Law Keyed to Gershowitz
People v. DeWald
Citation:267 Mich. App. 365, 705 N.W.2d 167.
The defendant operated two political action committees (PACs) during the 2000 election campaign and recount. Defendant solicited contributions through mailings. The letters misrepresented an affiliation with either the Bush campaign or the Gore campaign. He received about $700,000 in contributions.
At trial, victims’ of defendant’s solicitation letters testified that they donated to the PAC because the letter led them to believe that their contributions would go to either the Bush campaign or the Gore campaign. They also testified that they would not have given money to the PAC if they had known that the money was not going to either the Bush campaign or the Gore campaign.
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