Skip to comments.Minutemen not watching over funds (Simcox Questioned Over Funds)
Posted on 07/19/2006 7:30:46 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
A growing number of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps leaders and volunteers are questioning the whereabouts of hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of dollars in donations collected in the past 15 months, challenging the organization's leadership over financial accountability.
Many of the group's most active members say they have no idea how much money has been collected as part of its effort to stop illegal entry -- primarily along the U.S.-Mexico border, what it has been spent on or why it has been funneled through a Virginia-based charity headed by conservative Alan Keyes.
Several of the group's top lieutenants have either quit or are threatening to do so, saying requests to Minuteman President Chris Simcox for a financial accounting have been ignored....."
"..... The Minuteman organization has not made any financial statements or fundraising records public since its April 2005 creation. It also has sought and received extensions of its federal reporting requirements and has not given the Minuteman leadership, its volunteers or donors any official accounting. A financial statement promised to The Times by Mr. Simcox for May was never delivered....."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
The Bush-Hate posts begin......NOW.
This should be good, I should get a 12-Pack right now.....and Beer Nuts
I am not good about keeping my own books. That doesn't mean I am stealing from myself, it is just one of those things I do not like to do.
Simcox brought this on himself. Even if nothing was misappropriated it still doesn't look right.
This is the Washington Times this time. It is not a border group competitor or local news outfit. Spinning out of this will be tougher.
Maybe he's got a Mexican mistress on the side and is blowing the money on trips to Vegas.
Oh my, this doesn't look good for Keyes.
They'll say that the WashTimes is actually the New York Times' Washington newspaper.
Hmmm, looks like an opening for a private-based OMB. Just proof that bureaucracies are not limited to government.
Looks like that time.
FYI......Seper of The Washington Times on Simcox, Minute Men, unaccounted for donations. (Me: Why channeled through Keyes?)
No it doesn't look good. He and Simcox will have to deal with this.
They had better have an accounting firm. Unless they want to be trashed in the public's opinion, a reputable firm or an established CPA is essential.
I would think this will get his attention. Keyes certainly will notice.
Which one of you is Jerry?
He lifted posts from FreeRepublic on the 2500 post thread.
Nothing new except for charges from 1 new person.
I guess you cant wait until November to ream him, eh?
Ping and a favor. Take the defense here and keep the stooge EVie are far away as possible. Thanks.