Fmr. Colorado GOP chair accused of embezzling from pro-Trump PAC

DENVER — Ryan Call, a former two-term chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, is accused of stealing nearly $280,000 from a super PAC formed to support Donald Trump during the three years Call served as the committee’s treasurer, according to a disciplinary complaint filed earlier this month with the state body that regulates attorneys.

Call, the complaint alleges, “knowingly misappropriated” $278,169.45 from the Rebuilding America Now PAC, a pro-Trump committee established in 2016 by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and real estate investor Tom Barrack, a prominent Trump supporter.

The complaint, filed June 2 by the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel and first reported by Colorado Newsline, alleges Call transferred the funds to himself in 37 separate transactions between September 2016 and January 2019.

The complaint also alleges Call failed to report a $1 million contribution to the PAC for more than two years.

Call didn’t respond to emails, phone calls and texts seeking comment.