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Mike Lindell may have bought $ 1.5 million house for discredited ‘expert’ who did not actually show up at cyber symposium, reports show

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. Drew Angerer / Getty Images

  • A former member of Mike Lindell’s team said the MyPillow boss paid so-called experts millions.

  • Josh Merritt told Salon that $ 3 million was split between Lindell’s advisers and the “hackers.”

  • Most of the money went to a luxury Florida home for a discredited expert, Merritt said.

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Mike Lindell is said to have paid more than $ 3 million to several advisers and “white hat hackers” who failed to provide evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, Salon reported.

At Lindell’s 72-hour “cyber symposium” in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, experts were supposed to reveal concrete evidence that China helped Joe Biden “steal” the 2020 election, but that didn’t matter. is not produced.

Rob Graham, a cyber expert who attended the event, said it was just full of “random garbage that wastes our time.”

For his report, Salon spoke to Josh Merritt, a former member of Lindell’s “red team,” at the event, who said the money was split between a group of cyber experts from Lindell.

Merritt told the store most of the money was going towards a $ 1.5 million luxury home in Naples, Fla. For Dennis Montgomery. According to the outlet, Montgomery is a discredited former government contractor and part of Lindell’s inner circle.

The reported purchase appears to have been completed on July 12 – weeks before Lindell’s voter fraud event. According to Salon, Montgomery did not even attend the event.

Montgomery did not return Salon’s request for comment.

Khaya Himmelman, Dispatch reporter, attended Lindell’s Cyber ​​Symposium. She told Salon, “It’s so obvious Lindell was taken for a ride. I’m not surprised at Montgomery’s involvement, but I couldn’t have guessed that a house in Florida was involved. I just wonder how Lindell fell into the trap. “

Salon reached out to Lindell for comment but said he had hung up. Lindell did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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