Tucson Tea Party claims Dan Baltes is a crook « The Cholla Jumps Dan Baltes is being accused of being a crook by the Tucson Tea Party. In an article posted on the Tucson Tea Party Daily, Dan Baltes, also known as Daniel Elliott and variations of that name, is known for using conservative causes to scam people into giving him money. According to Conning Conservatives, he uses an old con called the Main Event where in he gets speakers bureaus and venues to issue him paperwork agreeing to the events and even schedule them. Dan then goes out and raises money but never puts on the event and keeps the money. Events cited by Tucson Tea Party Daily are: 1. Purportedly booking Glenn Beck for a three city tour, and charging up to $350 for a ticket. No actual arrangements were made with Beck. All tickets purchased were placed into a Pay Pal account funneled directly to Mr. Baltes.