The election software CEO who picked up more than a quarter-million dollars from Michigan Economic Development Corp. funding is facing theft and embezzlement charges in addition to accusations of putting poll worker personal information on a Chinese server.
Eugene Yu, founder and CEO of Konnech, Inc., was arrested with extradition to Los Angeles County pending on Oct. 5. The Center Square previously reported Konnech received $306,000 of Michigan Economic Development Corp. funding last November. This was roughly a decade after Yu’s company had gained $247,139 from the U.S. Department of Defense between 2010 and 2011.
Yu is facing felony charges he and his company stole and embezzled more than $100,000 when it stored thousands of Los Angeles County election workers’ personal information on the server based in China. The two complaints were filed earlier this week in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles.
The charges against Yu are related to Konnech’s contract to provide the company’s PollChief election software with Los Angeles County. The software is designed to manage election-worker payroll, assignments, and communications, and has been used in Wayne County, DeKalb County, Ga., and Fairfax County, Va.
Los Angeles County signed a contract with Konnech in 2019 for $2,645,000. The contract stipulated all personal information would be kept in the United States and handled only by U.S. citizens. That didn’t happen, according to the Los Angeles County prosecutor.
“Based on evidence recovered from a search warrant executed October 4, 2022, the District Attomey’s Office discovered that Konnech employees known and unknown sent personal identifying information of Los Angeles County election workers to third-party software developers who assisted with creating and fixing Konnech’s intemal ‘PollChief’ software,” the prosecutor’s complaint reads.
George Gascón, the Los Angeles County prosecutor, previously stated that any alleged wrongdoing by Yu or Konnech […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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