Just In: Dem Chairman Convicted of Wire Fraud & Exploiting Campaign Funds – But That’s not It…


Mike Sanders, a former Democrat Party chairman, was just convicted of wire fraud and exploiting campaign cash for his own personal use.

From Fox News:

A former Democratic Party chairman and prosecutor in Missouri was convicted of wire fraud Friday after admitting he exploited campaign funds for personal use, such as trips to California’s wine country and Las Vegas.

The Kansas City Star reported that Mike Sanders pleaded guilty to the federal corruption charge, along with his aide and chief of staff, Calvin Williford, who also pleaded guilty to the same charge at a separate hearing that same day.

Williford also testified that the pair had a scheme involving a printing company that would create phone invoices and distribute the money to Williford and other workers on Sanders’ campaigns to bypass the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Sanders admitted to converting roughly $62,000 in campaign funds for personal use through a kickback scheme using an old high school friend named Steve Hill.

from KMBZ:

The FBI had been investigating Sanders since 2013, extending the investigation to chief of staff Calvin Williford.

Prior to serving as county executive, Sanders was the Jackson County prosecutor, with a reputation of being tough on crime, as well as heading up the Missouri Democratic Party. He left the county executive’s office in 2015 to go into private practice and spend more time with his family.


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