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Federal officials have charged Josh Hall of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania with fraud and identity theft offenses after he ran a years-long scheme of impersonating family members of political figures, mainly the siblings of former President Donald Trump.
Hall, who used his impersonations to boost his own online persona as the “Bi Trump Guy,” was arrested and arraigned in a federal court in Harrisburg, PA. He faces a maximum of 22 years in federal prison if he is found guilty of the charges.
Without naming former President Trump or his relatives by name, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York announced the charges this week after Hall had been taken into custody.
Hall’s story was first reported in December 2020, after he did a tell-all interview with the New York Times. Hall, then 21, admitted to posing as several Trump family members, namely Donald’s brother Robert Trump.
He used these accounts to convince fellow Trump supporters to donate to his “Gay Voices for Trump” initiative, which was […]