Actor Daniel Craig may have to use his 007 spy skills to investigate if a committee claiming to support US Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has scammed him.
Craig made an almost US$50,000 donation to a Super PAC (Political Action Committee) – Americans Socially United.
Super PACS are independent, ‘expenditure only’ committees. They are not able to make contributions to candidate campaigns or parties, but can support campaigns independently.
Americans Socially United’s leader, Cary Lee Peterson, has reportedly had legal and financial troubles including “stiffing one of the nation’s (America’s) largest news companies out of a six figure sum“.
Peterson has so far failed to file forms with the US Federal Election Commission and has also ignored Bernie Sanders’ official campaigners to stop his activities in Sanders’ name.
He also claims he’s spent more than $1 million in his Sanders campaign on billboards, field organisers and other election materials.
Craig seems not to be concerned about the election kerfuffle.
In a statement he said: “I made a donation to this organisation in good faith as I understood it to support Senator Sanders’ candidacy.
“Currently, I have been informed of no evidence to question that my donation has not been used as intended.
“Should that situation occur, then clearly, I will review my position.”