Lin Wood, a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, speaks at a rally in Alpharetta, Ga. Associated Press/Ben Margot
Kyle Rittenhouse's ex-lawyer wants $2 million back from him to pay for his bail.
Lin Wood's #FightBack Foundation sent a letter last week informing the bank that the money must be returned.
Rittenhouse and his family cut all ties to Wood, the Foundation and John Pierce, a former lawyer.
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Lin Wood, a right-wing lawyer and conspiracytheorist, is seeking $2 million back from donors to bail out Kyle Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse was the teenage accused of shooting three people at Black Lives Matter protests held in Kenosha. Court documents show.
A September 17th letter stated that Rittenhouse was freed on bail by Wood's #FightBack Foundation and must be returned to it.
Xavier Solis signed the letter, claiming he was representing #FightBack. Wood and John Pierce, a conservative attorney, created the foundation to support Rittenhouse last year. However, the organization later shifted to funding efforts to reverse the 2020 presidential election.
Wood explained to Insider Thursday that Rittenhouse bail was paid out of donations by the #FightBack Foundation. "Bail monies must be returned #FightBack," Wood said in an email to Insider Thursday.
Rittenhouse and his family cut all ties with Pierce, Wood, and #FightBack and claimed that they never received an accounting of all the money Rittenhouse raised. Wood stated previously to Insider that the foundation maintained detailed financial records and never mismanaged funds.
An account on Twitter associated with Rittenhouse's families criticized Wood for the September 17th letter.
The account tweeted, "Money makes people make silly things." Lin Wood sent letters to court during Kyle's hearing, asking for $2M in donations for KYLE.
Rittenhouse, 18 years old, will be tried in November for the fatal shootings of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum as well as severely injuring Gaige Großkreutz in August 2020. Just days after Jacob Blake was shot by Kenosha police, Rittenhouse opened fire during a night filled with civil unrest. Rittenhouse claims he shot the men as a self-defense after they chased him.
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