Michael Caputo Legal Fund

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MICHAEL CAPUTO LEGAL FUND


Help Michael Caputo and his family by donating to his legal fund via GOFUNDME or an official Trust Account!

The Michael Caputo Legal Fund was set up by the trustees to raise money to help pay the legal bills for Michael Caputo, a friend and former advisor to President Donald Trump who was dragged into the investigations into bogus allegations of Trump campaign collusion with Russia. Mr. Caputo is a witness, not a subject or target, but his voluntary cooperation with multiple US Government investigations are on track to create more than $125,000 in legal bills.

Despite this hardship, he is a staunch defender of President Donald J. Trump and his America First policies on national television and in the pages of the most important media outlets.

Mr. Caputo hails from East Aurora, New York and has worked with the President for several years, even before the historic presidential run. A Republican Party stalwart with decades of experience in US and international campaigns, he is foremost a husband and father. These legal bills are causing his family unfair financial hardship. In response, we have joined together to form the Michael Caputo Legal Fund to help defray those mounting costs.

Many friends, family and supporters are donating to this worthy cause via GOFUNDME. Others are donating in confidence to the Michael Caputo Legal Fund by directing checks to the Trust Account.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 25, 2018
CONTACT: Shannon Polvino
‭(716) 597-5188‬, Polvino@ZeppCom.com

CAPUTO LEGAL FUND TO PAY TRUMP ASSOCIATES’ ATTORNEY FEES

(WEST SENECA, NY) - Trustees of the Michael Caputo Legal Fund today announced the trust will pay the legal costs of other associates of President Donald Trump who are also caught up as witnesses in the investigation into allegations that the 2016 Trump campaign collided with Russia.

Former Trump campaign senior advisor Michael Caputo has voluntarily testified before both houses of Congress an the Office of Special Counsel - interviews which have cost him over $100,000 and likely more as the inquiries continue. To help pay these costs, allies of Caputo formed the Michael Caputo Legal Fund (MCLF) which raised more than $300,000 in one week, mostly online.

The effort earned the trust of 6,200 donors of less than $50.00 each - a show of remarkable grassroots support.

“With his fees so far paid in full, Michael asked us to consider assisting others caught up in this partisan witch hunt,” principal trustee Ralph Lorigo said. “Our articles of trust allow such expenditures and we believe his donors support this decision.”

To begin, the MCLF will pay in full the attorney for retired Navy Commander J.D. Gordon, a former Pentagon spokesman who served as the Director of National Security to the President’s campaign. After Democrat accusations of Russian collusion with the campaign inspired multiple House and Senate investigations and the appointment of a Special Counsel, Gordon was summoned to testify before each inquiry at great personal cost.

“Supporting President Trump has drawn the wrath of countless Democrats, Never Trump Republicans, media, and even spies who appear committed to ruining our lives and reputations by any means necessary,” Gordon said. “My legal costs were coming straight out of my military retirement pay, so this kindness and generosity is tremendously helpful.”

MCLF trustees are also in discussions with lawyers for other witnesses in the probe. They seek to assist the families hurt the most, like the Caputos: middle class Trump supporters for whom the investigation costs are truly taxing.

For more information on the Michael Caputo Legal Fund, visit www.CaputoLegalFund.com. The crowdfunding Web page dedicated to the effort is www.gofundme.com/michael-caputo-legal-fund.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 30, 2018
CONTACT: Shannon Polvino
‭(716) 597-5188‬, Polvino@ZeppCom.com

ALLIES OF FORMER TRUMP AIDE MICHAEL CAPUTO DEPLOY FUNDRAISING EFFORT

(WEST SENECA, NY) - Trustees of the Michael Caputo Legal Fund today announced the trust will pay the legal costs of other associates of President Donald Trump who are also caught up as witnesses in the investigation into allegations that the 2016 Trump campaign collided with Russia.

(WEST SENECA, NY) - Friends and family of Michael Caputo, a former senior advisor to then-candidate Donald J. Trump, have set up a trust account to pay legal fees and other expenses related to his involvement as a witness in various probes into the 2016 election. These expenses are expected to surpass $125,000 in the weeks and months ahead.

Trustees including Buffalo attorney Ralph Lorigo, New York State Assemblyman David DiPietro (R-East Aurora) and Iraq war hero and WBEN talk show host David Bellavia have filed legal paperwork to set up the Michael Caputo Legal Fund trust account. Additionally, Danielle Letina of Buffalo has deployed an online fundraising page to round up donations for the fund. Caputo will not have access to the funds, which are limited to pay legal costs associated with investigations into allegations Trump campaign aides colluded with Russia.

"Michael Caputo is a patriot and a staunch defender of the President of the United States, which has trapped him in the crossfire of the most partisan federal investigation of a president in modern times," Lorigo said. "We think this is unfair to him and his family, and we are determined to raise every cent his attorneys must bill in his defense."

The fund's trustees are joined by 20 members of a committee which will advise their efforts. Among them are clients Caputo has advised in the past, friends, family, and even family members of the late Rep. Jack Kemp (R-NY), who hired a young Caputo as a writer in his presidential campaign in the 1980s.

Caputo is represented by Western New York attorney Dennis Vacco of Lippes Mathias, a former US Attorney and New York State Attorney General. The East Aurora, New York-based public relations executive testified before the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in July 2017 and expects to be called before two Senate committees and investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

"These are perilous proceedings, even for mere witnesses like Michael," Lorigo said. "This calls for highly specialized legal counsel, and Dennis is the right man for the job - nobody knows this treacherous landscape better. He's worth every penny, and he's been incredibly generous with his time, but it's still costly and we don't think Michael should have to pay to defend President Trump in what amounts to a purely political persecution."

For more information on the Michael Caputo Legal Fund, visit www.CaputoLegalFund.com. The crowdfunding Web page dedicated to the effort is www.gofundme.com/michael-caputo-legal-fund.

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Caputo Legal Fund Trust Committee


Tom Bauerle, Buffalo, NY
W. Kirk Bell, Washington, DC
David Bellavia, Batavia, NY
Raymon Caputo, Orchard Park, NY
Lynn Conforti, McLean, VA
Kendall Coffey, Miami, FL
David DiPietro, East Aurora, NY
Eddy Dobosiewicz, Buffalo, NY
Russ Gugino, Hamburg, NY
Gordon H. Hensley, Upperville, VA
Jimmy Kemp, Washington, DC
Nancy Kemp, Los Angeles, CA
Danielle Letina, Willard, NY
Ralph Lorigo, West Seneca, NY
Dr. Albert Michaels, Buffalo, NY
John Molino, South Wales, NY
Carl Paladino, Buffalo, NY
Scott Relan, Wilmington, NC
Jane Seiling, Lima, OH
Chuck Sonntag, Orchard Park, NY
Brad Traverse, Arlington, VA
Thomas Woolston, Great Falls, VA
Greg Zugay, East Aurora, NY