Questions swirl around mysterious Utah conservative pundit Dan Baltes

Canceled Glenn Beck event fuels distrust

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  • katari new york, NY
    Jan. 18, 2016 10:36 a.m.

    How ironic that fugitive felon con artist Alexandrea Merrell was conned by fellow con artist Dan Baltes! Google "Alexandrea Merrell" and "scam".

  • Capsaicin Salt Lake City, UT
    April 21, 2011 3:04 p.m.

    What do you know?! Typical politician.

  • So-CalAggie Anaheim, CA
    April 21, 2011 11:50 a.m.

    Poplar Grove apartment? Conservative Republican? Ha, how's that "trickle down economics" working for you? How goes the battle with the working class and Unions? I bet you're all for the tax extensions for the rich too, right?

  • SJ Bobkins Gilbert, AZ
    April 20, 2011 6:58 p.m.

    14 minutes 58 seconds, 14 minutes 59 seconds, DING your 15 minutes of fame is over

  • SomethingSmells NY, NY
    April 20, 2011 6:56 p.m.

    If the show was cancelled on the 16th of March, why don't people have their money back? Baltes claims that he WILL give it back, but its been a month now.

    Why didnt the money go into an escrow account? Isn't that the law? How can he claim to have gotten in over his head if he was selling tickets to events that hadn't even been confirmed?

    There is an article about this guy in the Sonora Chronicle which says that one of these "successful events" was a folding card table, and a paper banner. It was attended by 50 or so people and he charged the local tea party groups $3k for it. He also used the event to sell these VIP Glenn Beck tickets.

    If you go to that lady's site, Conning Conservatives, it lists multiple similar events that never came off. You can give this guy the benefit of the doubt, but something smells really rotten to me.

  • HaveANiceDay Ogden, UT
    April 20, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing.

    In our society there are many trying to pass themselves off as something they are not. I see it in politics all the time. Liberals passing themselves off as conservatives, and conservatives passing themselves off as liberal. The whole point is to try and discredit some one or something.

    I also see it here on the D-News comment board. I see people with the word mormon or lds in their screen name and they are certainly are not.

    If someone is putting a deceptive label on themselves you can be sure they are up to no good.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    April 20, 2011 5:41 p.m.

    Good story. Investigative journalism is good. Too bad this guy has taken advantage of people, I hope they get thier money back.