Skip to comments.Minuteman Project headed to court over internal fight (Gilchrist)
Posted on 03/19/2007 9:31:49 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
SANTA ANA, Calif. - It was a match made in activist heaven.
Barbara Coe had toiled for more than a decade against illegal immigration, becoming the gritty grande dame of the movement. Just as progress was sputtering, along came Jim Gilchrist and his two-week Minuteman citizen border surveillance.
[snip]....Today, the Gilchrist-Coe partnership lay in tatters. On the eve of congressional debate over legalizing those now in the country without documents - a proposal opposed by Gilchrist and Coe - the fiercest battle for the activists is among themselves.[snip]
Internal conflicts began surfacing late last year. Gilchrist bounced a series of checks in December. Minuteman Project Director Deborah Ann Courtney came across a newspaper article about a nonprofit group associated with the Minuteman Project being fined for fundraising violations. Other fiscal issues arose.
On Jan. 26, Coe, Courtney and Marvin Stewart were the only ones of seven directors to show up for a scheduled meeting at the Minuteman Project's Lake Forest, Calif., headquarters. The door had been locked by Gilchrist, so they adjourned to a nearby restaurant - and voted to fire Gilchrist and another director.
In papers filed with the Superior Court, Coe, Courtney and Stewart say they were worried about fundraising improprieties that may have violated U.S. Postal Service regulations and Internal Revenue Service code. A lawyer for the three has filed letters with those two agencies, raising concerns that the failure to secure tax-exempt status may have led to violations.
"We have a fiscal responsibility to the public," said Courtney, who denied Gilchrist's accusation that his firing was a power grab. "People don't understand that Jim Gilchrist is impeding the progress of the Minuteman Project."....."
(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...
Yep. Got it marked on my calendar. Under "Spring Begins".
Thanks for the Ping, Anti-Bubba182!
I believe this is a result of infiltration by Government operatives.
We can't have those pesky vigilantes disrupting king jorge's plan to eliminate the border.
I'kk bet there are other accounts
Or maybe just poor management. It happens to the best of us.