"Duke pleaded guilty to what prosecutors described as a six-year
scheme to dupe thousands of his followers by asking for donations.
Through postal mail, Duke later appealed to his supporters that
he was about to lose his house and his life savings. Prosecutors
claimed that Duke raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in this
campaign. Prosecutors also claimed he sold his home at a hefty
profit, had multiple investment accounts, and spent much of his
money gambling at casinos."