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Ex-Biden Appointee Arrested, Charged With Felony Over Alleged Hate Crime Hoax

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by Tyler Durden
Monday, Jun 17, 2024 - 02:35 PM

Another day, another Democrat hate crime hoax - this time allegedly by a former Biden White House appointee and current candidate for a county commissioner seat in Texas.

Patel with Joe and Jill Biden (undated): x/TaralVPatel

Taral Patel, 30, was arrested for online impersonation last week following an investigation initiated by his opponent, incumbent Andy Meyers, the NY Post reports.

The investigation was launched in October, after a September post Patel made on Facebook in which he suggested that he and his family had been victims of race-based verbal attacks perpetrated by Meyers supporters.

"These hateful images (a small sample attached here) are from a place of deep and misguided fear – incited by people like former President Donald Trump, and today’s extremist Republican party fear that immigrants are ‘taking their jobs’ and setting out to hurt our own communities," Patel wrote.

Facebook: Taral Patel

According to Patel's campaign website, he previously worked for the DOJ's criminal division in the Public Integrity Section, and was appointed by Biden to serve in the office of White House Liaison - along with the White House Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Committee.

Meyers began to suspect the posts weren't genuine based on some of the names such as "Antonio Scalywag," who he recognized as someone having previously assailed him online, according to ABC13. This prompted Meyers to request an investigation into Patel's claims.

Investigators subpoenaed Facebook and Google to obtain account information about the user profile, leading back to Patel. The information included his address, phone number, bank card information and more.

So last Wednesday, Texas Rangers arrested Patel for online impersonation in the 3rd degree - a felony, as well as a Class A misdemeanor for misrepresentation of identity.

Patel’s campaign website cites a number of jobs he’s previously held, including chief of staff for Fort Bend County. He says he also worked for the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division in the Public Integrity Section as deputy finance director for a governor and as a legislative staffer for the Texas House of Representatives.

What is it with Democrats and hate crime hoaxes?

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