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Foundation Run by Harvardís Gates Is Revising Tax Return After Questions Raised
ProPublica ^ | July 27, 2009 | Robin Fields

Posted on 07/27/2009 7:40:59 PM PDT by trueamerica

A charity headed by star Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is filing an amended 2007 report to the Internal Revenue Service because $11,000 it paid to foundation officers as compensation was mischaracterized as being for research grants.

Questions about Inkwell Foundation emerged over the weekend, part of a tsunami of attention Gates has received since July 16, when he was arrested at his home by a police officer responding to a report about a possible burglary in progress. The incident ignited a national debate over racial profiling, further magnified when President Obama jumped into it.

(Excerpt) Read more at propublica.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: fundingtheleft; gates; gatesgate; harvard; henrygates; inkwellfoundation; mrskippy; tax; taxcheats; taxevasion

1 posted on 07/27/2009 7:40:59 PM PDT by trueamerica
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To: trueamerica

As long as you’re a FOHO (Friend of Hussein Obama) you ain’t got to pay no steeenkin’ taxes!


2 posted on 07/27/2009 7:44:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("I won't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass." Admiral IsorokoYamamoto)
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To: trueamerica

One set of rules for me and quite a different set of rules for thee.

Oh, I forgot my place. Sorry, Massa, I’ll be good. I promise. Just don’t beat me no more.


3 posted on 07/27/2009 7:44:43 PM PDT by mort56 (He who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither. - Ben Franklin)
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To: trueamerica

Does Obama have any friends who are NOT tax cheats?


4 posted on 07/27/2009 7:44:59 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: trueamerica

Audit as far back as the statute of limitations allows.

Every freakin line.


5 posted on 07/27/2009 7:45:30 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: trueamerica
start looking for IRS audits of visible conservatives.

Or maybe polonium cocktails, if Ezekiel Emanuel gets the assignments.

6 posted on 07/27/2009 7:46:04 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The revolution IS being televised.)
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To: trueamerica

“Ridin’ Dirty”!

LLS


7 posted on 07/27/2009 7:47:51 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: trueamerica
Fake Professor maybe.
8 posted on 07/27/2009 7:49:08 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: trueamerica

If a Harvard professor can’t get his tax returns right, isn’t that proof that the tax laws are ridiculously complex?


9 posted on 07/27/2009 7:49:30 PM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: trueamerica

and now the officers of Inkwell will have to revise their IRS filings .. and the best goes on.

Stupid old fool should have just shown his ID, shut his mouth, thanked Sgt Crowley, and taken a nap.


10 posted on 07/27/2009 7:50:15 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: trueamerica
Obama's chickens....are comin' home to roost!!
11 posted on 07/27/2009 7:50:48 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: trueamerica
This Inkwell Charity must fall under the 501-C3 sub-classification of Phony Charity to Benefit Friends.

I wonder what "charity" Bill Ayers and the Reverend Wright are into.

12 posted on 07/27/2009 7:52:58 PM PDT by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: ikka

No it just means that Harvard Professor’s don’t know Shiite!


13 posted on 07/27/2009 7:54:20 PM PDT by LuigiBasco (PALIN POWER: She's Reagan in heels, Teddy Roosevelt in a dress & like Rummy at a press conference!))
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To: EDINVA
"Stupid old fool should have just shown his ID, shut his mouth, thanked Sgt Crowley, and taken a nap."

There's another thread about questions over taxes for the house he supposedly rents from Harvard. The property is listed as tax-exempt.

Here's the link:

Gates. Tax Cheat?

14 posted on 07/27/2009 7:56:14 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: trueamerica

Sounds like Gates isn’t just a bigmouth racist, it appears he’s a crook too.


15 posted on 07/27/2009 7:56:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I support the president. I'm just against his War On America!)
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To: trueamerica
Foundation Run by Harvard’s Gates Is Revising Tax Return After Questions Raised

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!

16 posted on 07/27/2009 7:59:57 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Imagine how much you can get by with if you just play the race card!


17 posted on 07/27/2009 8:01:12 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: trueamerica
Near the bottom of the original article:

Gates volunteered that the foundation's second-largest grant, for $6,000, went to his fiancée, Angela DeLeon, who was also on Inkwell's board from 2005 to 2006. Gates said he recused himself from the vote on DeLeon's grant, which was for a project translating documents from Spanish and Dutch about the slave trade to Mexico.

You couldn't make this stuff up. Scam city.

18 posted on 07/27/2009 8:02:30 PM PDT by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: trueamerica

Name transposition on Par. 4. Gates is on the board of directors of the Inkwell Foundation, no ProPublica.


19 posted on 07/27/2009 8:08:52 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: trueamerica

The racist professor has a lot to hide! Probably he could be charged for fraud etc.


20 posted on 07/27/2009 8:10:33 PM PDT by Doctor Don
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To: trueamerica

“Some are more equal than others.”


21 posted on 07/27/2009 8:12:29 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Bush was the dumbest sounding smart President, and Obama is the smartest sounding dumb President.)
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To: trueamerica
Gates volunteered that the foundation's second-largest grant, for $6,000, went to his fiancée, Angela DeLeon, who was also on Inkwell's board from 2005 to 2006.

Whoa! His fiancee? He claims to be married to a white woman. He was divorced and remarried a few years ago. Does he have a fiancee as well as a wife?

Most Angela DeLeons live in Texas. It's not a real common name around Massachusetts. Does she really exist?

22 posted on 07/27/2009 8:14:29 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: FlingWingFlyer
And he's got his fiancee on the payroll. How cozy. What a freaking racket this race baiter has going... From the article:

Gates volunteered that the foundation's second-largest grant, for $6,000, went to his fiancée, Angela DeLeon, who was also on Inkwell's board from 2005 to 2006. Gates said he recused himself from the vote on DeLeon's grant, which was for a project translating documents from Spanish and Dutch about the slave trade to Mexico.

Cozy, no?

23 posted on 07/27/2009 8:16:04 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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Excellent!


24 posted on 07/27/2009 8:21:25 PM PDT by Jenny217
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To: Dinah Lord

According to the filing, Angela is from Davis, California.

There is someone by her name listed as a student trainee at the Obesity and Metabolism Research Unit there.

Nice. She’s a student trainee at an obesity center yet he hires her to do ‘research’ for him.

July 16th is turning out to be a day he wished he had stayed in bed and not ventured out.


25 posted on 07/27/2009 8:24:05 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

More on Angela. She’s 49 years old. Kind of old to be a student. Her birthday is in July. Happy Birthday! Your birthday present isn’t what you expected.


26 posted on 07/27/2009 8:30:02 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: kcvl
Imagine how much you can get by with if you just play the race card!

PINO!!!

27 posted on 07/27/2009 8:58:47 PM PDT by danamco
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To: trueamerica

Well, I hope Mouthy keeps it up a little longer. Who knows what else we might discover about him.


28 posted on 07/27/2009 9:26:41 PM PDT by healy61
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To: trueamerica
By reclassifying the payments to Kendall and Wolf, administrative expenses will constitute almost 40 percent of Inkwell's 2007 spending instead of less than one percent.

Fraud? It's a whole lot easier soliciting funds for a charity that has 1% administarative overhead vs. 40%. Makes you wonder what the real numbers look like.

29 posted on 07/27/2009 11:02:06 PM PDT by Seattle
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To: trueamerica

I used to wonder why the few liberals with jobs didn’t mind high taxes. It never occurrred to me that taxes are optional for them.


30 posted on 07/27/2009 11:02:06 PM PDT by TurtleUp (So this is how liberty dies - to thunderous applause!)
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