The swindle here is when the Steele camp falsely claimed that Steele was framed by the U.S. government. Any fool can see that he went crazy as a result of aorta surgery. All you have to do is read his rambling statement at sentencing to see that he is crazy.
Now when one of us REALLY is framed by the Famous But Incompetent, no one will believe us. It was fraud to solicit $122,000 from Steele's supporters when his legal team had to know that he had gone crazy.
Insanity is contagious to some degree and it has infected Cyndi too. Her support of her husband is commendable but she could do far more by admitting that he is insane and use that to get him out of prison. He is not to blame for his actions but those around him are to blame for theirs.