The CCDF/Dunn scandal: "Black Republicans of Brazoria County" got a $62,500 PPP loan on less than $50K annual revenue
"Six jobs" on less than $50K per year? Was convicted criminal fraud James Dunn, BRBC's "agent," honest on the PPP application? What do the Polk School Board challengers using Dunn have to say?
How did “Black Republicans of Brazoria County,” a 501c3 “charity” limited by law to less than $50,000 per year in revenue, support six jobs in April 2021? How did less than $50,000 per year in revenue translate into a $62,500 PPP emergency loan to protect those jobs? Why can I only find $15,750 in total revenue, ever, for BRBC — all from one Texas legislator: Rep. David Mayes Middleton, R-Galveston County, Texas.
These are the questions I would like to ask James Dunn, who is directly connected to at least five emergency PPP loans totaling $286K.
Dunn is the agent for “Black Republicans of Brazoria County” (BRBC) in Angleton, Texas. He’s also convicted criminal fraud running the shared campaign of an alt-right slate of insurrectionist Polk County School Board candidates here in Florida. They are backed by a “Moms for Liberty”-type group called the County Citizens Defending Freedom (CCDF). See this article for the full CCDF/Dunn scandal wrap-up. See Dunn’s “agent” status for BRBC below.
However, Mr. Dunn, or his wife (it’s not clear which, really), has instructed me not to contact them on the cell phone Dunn uses to run the Polk campaigns. This happened when I texted to ask about the five total PPP loans connected to Dunn. The text exchange is covered in this article as well.
Does “Black Republicans of Brazoria County” have any non-PPP money? Did it ever, before January 2022?
BRBC bills itself as an “elementary and secondary schools” non-profit in Angleton, Texas. It is a 501c3 organization that files the 990N form to the IRS, which is reserved for charities with less than $50,000 in revenue, according to the Charity Navigator website. See screen shot below from the BRBC entry on Charity Navigator.
I have searched online Texas records and IRS records for BRBC donations. The IRS has nothing, which is apparently because of the 990N’s very limited requirements for disclosure. Here they are. One need only confirm gross receipts as less than $50K.
Middleton, the handsome young fellow below, donated twice to BRBC in January 2022, totaling $15,750. I have emailed Rep. Middleton, asking for details on his relationship with Dunn. We’ll see what I get.
Again, I would be happy to verify all of this directly with Mr. Dunn, if he’ll talk to me on the record.
I would ask him directly: were you telling the truth to the federal government when you affirmed Black Republicans of Brazoria County had six jobs associated with it?
I would also love to hear from the Polk School Board candidates using this convicted criminal to embarrass themselves and our communities. All of them should quit the race and apologize to everybody.
What gets a person indicted for PPP fraud?
I’m not a lawyer or a prosecutor or a cop. But I have read a recent article about PPP fraud indictments in Omaha, Nebraska.
This seems like a pertinent excerpt:
Investigators said the group applied for more than $7.6 million in loans and received $2.5 million. Some of the businesses were real, but some were made up, authorities said. But they said the information on the loan applications — from number of employees to payroll and revenue estimates — was overinflated…
…A conviction on the charge of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud carries a maximum of 20 years in prison.
And I am sending this article directly to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and State Attorney Brian Haas in the hope that between them they can direct it to the appropriate federal authorities.
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