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State Rep. Tyrone Brooks indicted on fraud, tax charges
MyFoxAtlanta ^ | 16 May 2013 | Staff

Posted on 05/16/2013 1:21:32 PM PDT by Hoodat

ATLANTA - A federal grand jury has indicted state Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta) on charges that he misappropriated almost $1 million in charitable funds.

Brooks, 67, was charged by a federal grand jury in a 30-count indictment that includes charges of mail, wire and tax fraud.

The indictment charges that Brooks misappropriated charitable funds from Universal Humanities, a charity he founded in 1990, and the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, according to a release from U.S. attorney Sally Yates.

"Mr. Brooks exploited two charitable organizations for his own personal financial gain which came at the expense of the intended beneficiaries of the charitable donations. IRS Criminal Investigation is committed to investigating individuals who use charitable organizations for their personal gain," said Veronica Hyman-Pillot, Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigation in a statement. "Mr. Brooks defrauded not only the donors but also the American taxpayer by evading his tax obligations. Tax compliance should and must be equally shared among all Americans."

The indictment alleges that Brooks solicited contributions from individuals and corporate donors to combat illiteracy and fund other charitable causes, but then used the money to pay personal expenses for himself and his family. The charges allegedly occurred from the mid-1990s through 2012. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxatlanta.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: corruption; criminaldemocrats; cultureofcorruption; democrats
This has been going on for twenty years now. I wonder what Democrat he pissed off to suddenly incur this.
1 posted on 05/16/2013 1:21:32 PM PDT by Hoodat
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To: FreedomPoster

Democrats being Democrats - Georgia style - ping


2 posted on 05/16/2013 1:22:20 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Hoodat

3 posted on 05/16/2013 1:24:22 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Hoodat

This was illegal? Your Honor, if someone had told me this was illegal, I never would have done it. Honest! /sarc


4 posted on 05/16/2013 1:26:04 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Hoodat

Trone? Tyrone? That’s WASCIST!!!! Tyrone Shoes is offended. (A little 1968 humor).


5 posted on 05/16/2013 1:27:00 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Hoodat

“...a 30-count indictment that includes charges of mail, wire and tax fraud.”

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That’s impressive. Even for a democrat. Why, he’s almost crooked enough to be one of them Chicago democraps!


6 posted on 05/16/2013 1:27:20 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Hoodat

I noted the obvious here before that there is a higher rate of corruption and embezzlement among black elected officials than there is among other elected officials. My statement was met some resistance. I stand by the obvious.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 1:38:16 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Hoodat

NO WAY! There must be some kind of mistake. The weasel socialist/criminal POS couldn’t play some kind of victim? What a loser!


8 posted on 05/16/2013 1:40:00 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Hoodat

Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta) on charges that he misappropriated nearly $1 million in charitable funds from Universal Humanities and the Georgia ...

9 posted on 05/16/2013 1:40:31 PM PDT by kcvl
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Mission Statement

The mission of Universal Humanities is to

1)Protect the interests of poor (low-income) people and other disadvantaged people in the state of Georgia in matters of health, education, public safety, overall welfare, education, civil & criminal justice and employment.

2)To efficiently develop remedies for growing social and economic problems of those in poverty.

3)To stimulate the professional and intellectual advancement of constituents.

4)To advance the study and implementation of solutions to any problems that impede the quality of life for any and all people living in the state of Georgia.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 1:41:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Safetgiver

Tyrone Shoelaces?...

https://www.google.com/search?q=tyrone+shoelaces&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=BUWVUeyHI8T4yQGUlYHIDQ&ved=0CD4QsAQ&biw=1741&bih=898#imgrc=Zd9RpR6v4CLL9M%3A%3BMP5x5bO3WRGqvM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fa2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com%252Fimages02%252F32%252F2bfb702360564fd9b3889aac5e1efbb0%252Fl.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.myspace.com%252Fbbjonz%252Fphotos%252F50428786%3B373%3B404


11 posted on 05/16/2013 1:45:41 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: kcvl

Thanks once again for your background info, kcvl. OUTSTANDING FReeper BUMP!


12 posted on 05/16/2013 1:47:44 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Hoodat

Universal Humanities Scheme

The indictment charges two fraud schemes, the first involving a tax-exempt charity, Universal Humanities, Inc., that Brooks established in the early 1990s. From at least 1995 through 2012, Brooks solicited contributions for Universal Humanities from corporate and individual donors purportedly to combat illiteracy in disadvantaged communities in Georgia and across the southeastern United States, eventually raising more than $780,000. Donors included the Coca-Cola Company ($400,000), Georgia Pacific Company ($140,000), Northside Hospital ($240,000), and others who gave smaller amounts. Brooks made specific false representations in his written solicitations about the work that Universal Humanities was doing to combat illiteracy and how the donated funds would be used, claiming that Universal Humanities had established literacy programs and was conducting workshops and tutoring and mentoring students. He also falsely claimed that Universal Humanities utilized a staff and operated under the direction of a board of directors.

The indictment alleges that in reality, Brooks did not use the donations to promote and address literacy in Georgia or elsewhere, or to retain a staff, occupy office space, fund workshops, hire instructors, or conduct programs attended by students. Instead, Brooks used the money to pay personal expenses for himself and members of his family, including home repairs, furniture, lawn service, life insurance, entertainment, personal credit card expenses, utility bills, food and clothing, dry cleaning, electronic equipment, jewelry, and payments on personal loans, among other personal expenses.

Brooks generally accomplished the diversion of funds by depositing the solicited donations into a bank account he established in the name of Universal Humanities, then almost immediately transferring the funds to a personal account, from which he paid personal expenses. At times, Brooks paid personal expenses directly from the Universal Humanities account.

More specifically, the indictment alleges that:

• Contrary to Brooks’ representations to donors, Universal Humanities never had a functioning board of directors. The individuals listed on the solicitations and incorporation documents were unaware that Brooks had identified them as Universal Humanities board members, and most had never even heard of the organization;

• Brooks represented in a 1999 solicitation that Universal Humanities had been “so successful” in Georgia that it was expanding its programs to other states in the Southeast, and expected to have a projected budget of $500,000. In truth, Universal Humanities did not have an operational literacy program inside or outside of Georgia, nor did it have a projected budget of $500,000;

• Brooks represented in a 2010 solicitation that Universal Humanities’ literacy program, which Brooks called “Visions of Literacy,” consisted of a host of “outlets” created to increase literacy and included activities such as seminars, workshops, tutoring, mentoring, and rallies. Brooks further claimed that Universal Humanities and its “staff ha[d] over 40 years’ experience in assisting U.S. communities through a variety of efforts,” and that 10,000 people would be the direct beneficiaries of the literacy program. In truth, Universal Humanities and Brooks did not operate a functional literacy program, host the literacy activities described in the solicitation, or have a staff;

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/292964/8/State-Rep-Tyrone-Brooks-indicted-on-fraud-tax-charges


13 posted on 05/16/2013 1:48:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: PGalt

MAN, you a OLD m’fer. (Like me). Dave? Dave? Dave ain’t here.


14 posted on 05/16/2013 1:51:19 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
My statement was met some resistance.

Consider the source. Dismiss them.

GRRRRRREAT screen-name! (Anyone with that screen-name deserves INSTANT CREDIBILITY!)

Fislam

15 posted on 05/16/2013 1:52:39 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Safetgiver

ROFLMAO!


16 posted on 05/16/2013 1:53:16 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Hoodat; AnAmericanMother; Broker; clee1; ctdonath2; Dick Bachert; DJlaysitup; epow; Fire_on_High; ..

Nice find. GA Ping - Democrats being Democrats category.


17 posted on 05/16/2013 1:55:29 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Hoodat

If he were a black Congressman, this wouldn’t be a problem.


18 posted on 05/16/2013 1:56:31 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Safetgiver

No, I’M Dave, man. Open the door!


19 posted on 05/16/2013 1:57:00 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Safetgiver; PGalt

Heh! I was thinking the same. I may even have a 45 of Basketball Jones around here somewhere.


20 posted on 05/16/2013 1:59:44 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Hoodat

He was merely early in taking his reparations, no crime in that.


21 posted on 05/16/2013 2:04:12 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: FreedomPoster

LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bI88mNXT0o


22 posted on 05/16/2013 2:05:25 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

No other reason for a black democrat to get elected than to enrich hisself.


23 posted on 05/16/2013 2:06:49 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Safetgiver

um... correction -

“Dave’s not here”


24 posted on 05/16/2013 2:07:14 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

black DEMOCRAT elected officials.

Of course, there are too few black republican elected officials to have an adequate sample.


25 posted on 05/16/2013 2:08:21 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: kcvl

WOW! Thanks for #13. Brooks should be swinging from a streetlamp with every other politico-criminal shaking down companies or looting the U.S.A.

BTTT!


26 posted on 05/16/2013 2:10:04 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Hoodat

This gotta be racist and George Bush’s fault.


27 posted on 05/16/2013 2:13:37 PM PDT by bestrongbpositive
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To: MrB

DAVE!!! D-A-V-E!!!!!!


28 posted on 05/16/2013 2:19:34 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: kcvl

29 posted on 05/16/2013 2:26:00 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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I was trying to figure out why the (D) showed up in the first sentence, then I saw it was from fox as opposed to all other sources.


30 posted on 05/16/2013 3:45:47 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: MrB

Boy’o’boy, the people he represents has gots to feel like a bunch o’ suckers. All dis time dey be thinkin he’s out der trying to help them out when he’s jus helpin himself. Naw, dis race hustler ‘ill jus tell’em it’s da man trying to keep him down. You know what I’m saying?


31 posted on 05/16/2013 4:31:02 PM PDT by dmcnash (Back off! I'm a Scientist.)
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To: Hoodat

About damn time. This a$$hole has been trying to steal our money and our rights far too long. It is a positive pleasure to see him indicted, and it would be an even greater pleasure to see him convicted and sent to jail. He libeled our gun rights gour back in the ‘90’s calling us racists because we testified against gun control. Gun control being built into the DNA of democrats, I suppose he thought that because most blacks are democrats (only 95%) this was some sort of racist expression, OTO he may be just a corrupt lying thieving a$$hole. I choose B.


32 posted on 05/17/2013 3:49:45 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: dmcnash
represents has gots to feel like a bunch o’ suckers.

No. I'm pretty sure they don't. They are thinking "He's being picked on because he's black." that's the mentality they were taught, and that's the mentality they're confortable with. Most of his supporters would do exactly what he did if they had the opportunity, and see nothing wrong with stealing. Most of his entitlement mentality voters see material goods in two ways: What they have that belongs to them and what everyone else has that belongs to them, but that they haven't been able to take yet.

33 posted on 05/17/2013 3:54:36 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga
Yea, the cracker man is trying t keep him and the rest of Holder's People down. That's what I was trying to say in my lame Twain N-Jim dialect. The black folks in Atlanta/Fulton/Dekalb/Clayton counties seem to have not figured out that they run the place now and have for quite a while.

Tyrone ain't gonna worry about the charges against him, he is too busy trying to find those responsible for some 1946 lynching at someplace somewhere.

34 posted on 05/17/2013 4:46:38 AM PDT by dmcnash (Back off! I'm a Scientist.)
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