Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Arizona Republican Activist (& Chair of Payson Planning & Zoning Commission) Jeff Loyd Accused Of Deceiving Thousands of Would-Be Republican Contributors Nationwide

Former Gila County GOP Chairman, member of the state GOP Executive Committee and current Chair of the Payson Planning & Zoning Commission Jeff Loyd is accused of running a PAC that has duped thousands of Republican contributors across the nation out of more than $570,000.

National Journal broke the story yesterday about CAPE PAC ("Coalition of Americans for Political Equality") and its Chairman, Jeff Loyd.  The PAC set up many websites that look like they belong to actual Republican candidates around the country - including Mitt Romney - then advertised the sites heavily online.  In the 2nd quarter of 2012, the PAC took in nearly $500,000 from unsuspecting individuals.  It owes more than $100,000 to Google for advertising expenses, and paid out thousands to Loyd and others for various tasks.

Loyd is currently the Chairman of the Payson Planning & Zoning Commission.  He was the Chairman of the Gila County Republican Party in 2010 (not sure on the range of dates) and claims to BE (present tense) on the Arizona GOP's Executive Committee.

Loyd obviously appears to live in Payson although the FEC filing lists him as living in Washington, D.C.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We donated and were sickened that our limited income donation went to a scam. We're here trying to help our country get back on track and some thief takes our money!