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  • In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief (built 6 permanent homes)

    06/04/2015 6:16:36 AM PDT · by dead · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Laura Sullivan
    When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross' legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It's difficult to know where all the money went. NPR and ProPublica went in search of the nearly $500 million and found a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success,...
  • 13 Democrats Charged with Embezzling Millions from Charity

    03/11/2014 3:38:36 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 31 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 10 March 2014 | Onan Coca
    Leave it to the sleazy down-home Democrats of the Midwest to steal more than $16 Million from various charities, including one for those suffering from AIDS. Also not so surprising, several of the scammers have ties to President Barack Obama, including one who happens to be related to President Obama’s friend and former pastor Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright. The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield has been busy the past few years investigating a variety of fraud schemes involving state grants. Thirteen people have been charged so far, six who have pleaded guilty. Two of them have ties to President...
  • Palm Beach police: Jeffry Picower has died [friend of Maoff]

    10/25/2009 1:27:27 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies · 2,109+ views
    AP ^ | 10-25-09 | AP
    Authorities say he was found at the bottom of his Palm Beach home's pool Sunday afternoon by his wife and could not be revived...
  • ABC News Atlanta Exposé on HSUS Donations [Video]

    05/19/2009 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 5 replies · 1,103+ views
    WSB TV ^ | May 19, 2009 | Staff
    Last week WSB-TV in Atlanta uncovered what Rush has somehow been unable to see: that HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) is “an organization actively misleading donors to get money.” If you enjoy a good steak, if you hunt or fish, if you wear leather shoes, if you take your kids to the circus, if you (or a family member) owe your life to medical research that involved lab animals—the Humane Society of the United States doesn’t share your values. The group has the same agenda as PETA and the rest of the animal rights industry. And it is...
  • Jihad noted in wiretaps - Jurors hear conversations in charity fraud case {Boston}

    12/12/2007 12:32:13 PM PST · by 3AngelaD · 2 replies · 87+ views
    Worcester MATelegram & Gazette ^ | December 11, 2007 | Lee Hammel
    BOSTON— The jury in the case of three officers of a defunct Muslim charity listened yesterday to wiretaps in U.S. District Court in which two of the defendants spoke to two men who subsequently were convicted with Jose Padilla on terrorism conspiracy charges. However, when jury members heard Emadeddin Z. Muntasser and Samir Al-Monla, successive presidents of Care International from 1993 through 1998, talk to Kifah Jayoussi and Adham Hassoun, they were not told that Mr. Jayoussi and Mr. Hassoun are awaiting sentencing in federal court in Miami after having been convicted with Mr. Padilla.... The jury has been told...
  • Tsunami survivors given the lash

    12/19/2006 11:13:16 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 1,138+ views
    Times Online ^ | December 17, 2006 | Michael Sheridan and Dewi Loveard, Banda Aceh
    Tsunami survivors given the lash Michael Sheridan and Dewi Loveard, Banda Aceh Disaster donations help Islamic vigilante force impose punishments on women WHEN people around the world sent millions of pounds to help the stricken Indonesian province of Aceh after the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, few could have imagined that their money would end up subsidising the lashing of women in public. But militant Islamists have since imposed sharia law in Aceh and have cornered Indonesian government funds to organise a moral vigilante force that harasses women and stages frequent displays of humiliation and state-sanctioned violence. International aid workers...
  • MADD's `exorbitant costs' anger charity's volunteers

    12/09/2006 3:40:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies · 2,418+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | December 9, 2006 | KEVIN DONOVAN
    People who donate to Mothers Against Drunk Driving are told by the charity that most of the $12 million it raises annually is spent on good works — stopping drunk driving and helping families traumatized by fatal crashes. But a Star investigation reveals most of the high-profile charity's money is spent on fundraising and administration, leaving only about 19 cents of each donor dollar for charitable works. MADD chief executive officer Andrew Murie defends the expenses, saying the paid telemarketers and door-knockers are actually performing good works because they educate the public as they ask for cash. That's a defence...
  • Money For Low-Income Housing Spent On New Hummer

    11/21/2006 6:49:20 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 28 replies · 2,543+ views
    KIRO-TV, Channel 7, Seattle, WA ^ | November 20, 2006; 4:54 pm PST | Chris Halsne
    He's in charge of providing housing for low-income residents, but he's also driving a new Hummer sport utility vehicle. It was paid for with your tax money. KIRO Team 7 Investigative reporter Chris Halsne digs into the spending habits of some local Housing Authority directors. Let's start with Vancouver Housing Authority Executive Director Kurt Creager. Many of his section-8 clients don't have enough money for any car, but Creager just expensed a $37,000 H-3. It's not the first time his spending has raised questions about how that office handles your tax money. Creager isn't shy about showing off his latest...
  • Denise Rich Charity Took $ from Fugitive Ex (Unemployed actress daughter gave 210K)

    08/23/2002 12:18:49 PM PDT · by cabral · 47 replies · 1,095+ views
    FOX News ^ | Friday August 23, 2002 | Rodger Friedman
    Tax filings for Denise Rich's G&P Foundation for cancer reasearch show, among other things, that Marc Rich donated $18,000.00 by wire transfer to the charity created in his daughter Gabrielle's memory.The contribution is listed in the charity's year 2000 form 990, meaning it was made before the end of the year--and before Marc Rich was pardoned by Clinton at the urging of Democratic fundraiser Denise.Marc Rich contribution is not significantly large, but is among many interesting donations made to the G&P Foundation, which had a gigantic fundraiser in November 2000 at which Bill and Hillary Clinton appeared, not to mention...
  • Charity... or terrorism?

    08/12/2002 9:04:06 AM PDT · by TBP · 115+ views
    THE HINDU ^ | August 8,2002 | Robert M. Hathaway
    Charity... or terrorism? By Robert M. Hathaway It is probably advisable for the American Government to hold an official inquiry into fund-raising in the U.S. by groups implicated in the Gujarat violence. TERRORISM COMES in many guises. An armed assault against Parliament House in New Delhi. A suicide bomber detonating high explosives in a crowded bazaar. Political assassination. Angry young men flying commercial aircraft into the World Trade Center. And, yes, hate-consumed mobs butchering innocent women and children. The people of India need no instruction from foreigners regarding the moral issues raised by this spring's communal violence in Gujarat. Except...