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  • Ex-Bear Chris Zorich charged with failing to file income tax returns

    03/08/2013 10:05:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 7, 2013 12:26PM | Updated: March 8, 2013 2:23AM | Kim Janssen, Federal Courts Reporter
    In an era when star athletes are often seen as overpaid egotists, former Chicago Bear Chris Zorich had built a reputation as an unusually caring athlete. Known for his work to help the needy through his Chris Zorich Foundation every bit as much as for the six seasons he played defensive tackle for the Bears, he was an early supporter of Barack Obama, even appearing next to the future president as he launched his bid for the U.S. Senate in 2003.But his glowing character references took a hit last year when he agreed to pay back his charity nearly $350,000...
  • Air America WISE GUYS GET A PASS from Eliot Spitzer

    10/07/2006 9:15:30 AM PDT · by rface · 36 replies · 1,818+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10.06.06 | NY Post
    October 7, 2006 New York -- Six officials of the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club stole $1.2 million from the group, money meant for needy kids and seniors, a city probe has found. Investigations Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn calls it "disgusting" - the worst case of wrongdoing by a non-profit contractor she's seen since taking office. Thank goodness the thieves will be going to jail for a very long time - and paying back every cent, and then some. Well, actually, that's not quite true. In fact, nobody is going to jail. Not even for a single day. And...
  • Bronx Charity to Repay the City $625,000 Given to Radio Network (Air America) as a Loan

    09/28/2006 12:29:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies · 1,211+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 28, 2006 | SEWELL CHAN
    A Bronx charity will pay the city back $625,000 that had been intended for children and the elderly but was improperly lent to Air America Radio... -snip The state attorney general’s office is continuing to look into the misuse of the funds, and the case has been transferred from its charities bureau to the criminal prosecutions bureau, two people close to the investigation said yesterday. City investigators found that the charity, based in Co-op City and formerly known as the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club, lent $875,000 to Air America Radio. At the city’s request, the network put the...