Monday, August 18, 2014

American Red Cross Reverses Itself On 'Trade Secrets'

by Gary Snyder

Under immense amount of pressure from the New York attorney general's office and ProPublica, the American Red Cross reversed itself and has released new details  on how the American Red Cross spent the more than $300 million it raised following Superstorm Sandy. Previously, the charity suggested that such information was a 'trade secret'. 

The revelations are part of a 108-page document the Red Cross sent ProPublica, which for months has been pushing the group to further explain how it distributed funds earmarked for Sandy relief. 

In an additional note provided with the letter, the Red Cross said that as of June 30, 2014, it had spent $239 million on post-Sandy relief and made "firm commitments" to spend almost all of the rest of the $312 million raised. It also broke its expenditures into seven categories, a level of detail not given in its annual reports or tax filings.

More than half the money spent, $129.6 million, went to financial assistance, food, and other relief items, the Red Cross said. The next-largest expenditures were $46.1 million for "deployment of staff and volunteers (e.g. air travel, rental vehicles, meals, lodging for volunteers)" and $30 million for "costs of permanent program resources included in Superstorm Sandy response."

The group said it spent smaller amounts to pay temporary disaster workers, to acquire or rent equipment, and on miscellaneous operational costs. Nearly $5 million went to professional and consulting services for events like telethons and direct mail fundraising.

The full letter from the Red Cross on Sandy fundraising and spending can be read here.







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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mid August Edition-Nonprofit Imperative E-Newsletter.



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August 2014
The twice-monthly newsletter dedicated to:
  • exposing the crisis in nonprofit fraud leadership…a crisis of pervasive and monumental waste, fraud, abuse, mismanagement, and malfeasance throughout the charitable sector which costs taxpayers and contributors tens of billions of dollars annually; and,
  • seeking reforms that will restore the public’s lost confidence in the sector.
What’s Included:
Skunk of the Month:
Haitian Charities; Trafficking Foundation
Charity Check Up:
International Professional Association/Immigration Foundation
A Thought or Two:
Credit Unions; MI Governor, County Exec. And Mayors
Nonprofit News-In Case You Missed It:
Brazilian Red Cross; Assoc. of American Medical Colleges; IRS …more
Political/Official Chicanery:
MT; GA; MI; CA; FL; NC; MS; VA; DC; CO; NY; PA …more
What Do You Think?


“The Form 1023-EZ will increase opportunity for fraud” and will make it harder “to protect charitable assets from fraud and abuse and to ensure that charitable assets are used for the purposes represented to the public.” -- Alissa Hecht Gardenswartz, president of the National Association of State Charity Officials

“It’s easier to get tax-exempt status under 1023-EZ than it is to get a library card” and bad actors “will be able to operate in the name of the charity, and the IRS will never be the wiser because they’re not looking at the underlying documentation.”
-- Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the Council of Nonprofits
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Using private solicitors is enticing for charities because it's easy money. The solicitors come in and say they'll raise $100,000 for the charity, but at a cost of $1 million of donors' money, said Daniel Borochoff, president and founder of the Chicago-based CharityWatch, a watchdog organization.
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Skunk of the Month…
Skunk of the Month is the twice-monthly designation made by Nonprofit Imperative, the organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement in nonprofits and government. The Skunk of the Month award is given to charities and government officials who show blatant disregard for the interests and trust of contributors and taxpayers. This month’s example is:
             “They came to do good and they did very well indeed (for themselves).”
No Trust, No Accountability---Haitian Charities
A “narrow, kleptocratic elite has captured key positions in government agencies and civil society organizations.” However, the international donor community is in a weak position to call for governmental and civil society reforms in the country.
Donor nations and aid organizations were unable or unwilling to trust government institutions as reliable partners in their aid operations, NGOs and their funders programmed around them, creating parallel administrative structures that effectively undermined Haiti's government and alienated its people.
“Donors themselves set a poor example of successful finance management and transparency,” Claire Lockhart and Johanna Forman write in Foreign Policy. “The U.N. agencies, NGOs, and contractors have yet to publish accounts of financial expenditure that are readily available to Haitian citizens. 
They waste time and money on duplicating inefficient projects because they fail to coordinate with one another or with local governments. Meanwhile, they are complicit in the siphoning off of significant foreign-aid dollars for favored NGO and U.N. contractors. 
Only 10 percent of the $6.04 billion in funding donated between 2010 and 2012 went to the Haitian government, and less than 0.6 percent went to Haitian organizations and businesses
By circumventing Haitian institutions in the effort to deliver aid, the donor community missed an opportunity to use its resources to reform the institutions themselves.” (other source)
“Countess” Charity Seems Not To Exist, But Took Funds   
"The Countess" is holding fundraisers in San Diego County for the Rescue Children From Human Trafficking Foundation. The money raised is supposed to go to help children sold for sex or forced labor.
In 2011, Kaitja Nastopka made national headlines when she called herself a "Countess."
She claimed she had a connection to the famous Guggenheim family of New York. Police arrested her and two others on charges of fraud for lying about the connection. As part of a plea deal, she promised the court she would never use the Guggenheim name again.
She is using a different name. When investigators wanted to interview her, she ran away.
She also claims to have some big name potential board members. None of those mentioned know anything about this board or any promise made about being involved on the board.
Sex trafficking awareness advocate Marisa Ugarte told investigators she doesn't believe Nastopka's foundation helps anyone. Ugarte's organization works with the FBI and the San Diego Police Department on sex trafficking cases.
"If it had been real, it would have been a good thing. Unfortunately, it isn't real."
The foundation does hold 501(c)(3) status. But there is a two-year lag on reporting donations on the 990 form, so the ABC affiliate in San Diego was not able to see how much money the foundation has raised and where the money went.
Charity Check Up:
Sham Immigration Nonprofit Defrauded Thousands of Clients
Two of the largest non-profit immigration service groups in the United States will shut down as part of a settlement of a lawsuit that accused them of defrauding thousands of clients, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.
The International Professional Association will close immediately and the International Immigrants Foundation within two years, Schneiderman said. Their remaining assets of $2.2 million would be used to provide restitution to clients.
Schneiderman's predecessor, now-Governor Andrew Cuomo, filed a lawsuit in 2010 against the groups and their president, Edward Juarez, who for three decades has been a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues.
Cuomo said the groups charged exorbitant fees for services including securing work permits and residency and that their workers falsely claimed to be lawyers. Juarez was accused of using the money to fund a lavish lifestyle and provide jobs for his former wife and children.
"Organizations like IIF and IPA prey upon vulnerable individuals who seek a better life in this country," Schneiderman said in a statement.
Juarez said in a statement that the groups' cases were handled only by licensed attorneys. He added that he never faced criminal charges and did not have to admit wrongdoing as part of the settlement.
"The ultimate loser(s) were the immigrants themselves," he said.
The settlement is the latest setback for Juarez, who was a radio host and columnist for the Spanish-language newspaper El Diario prior to the 2010 suit.
The IIF and IPA, according to the suit, advertised their services as being free or inexpensive. But people who signed up had to make monthly payments and pay thousands of dollars in fees for different types of services.
Juarez and his workers then gave clients poor advice, including suggesting immigrants enter sham marriages to gain citizenship, or failed to file paperwork properly, according to the suit.
A Thought or Two:
Serial Embezzlements of Credit Unions Due To Little Oversight
Due to a lack of oversight at the small $4.2 million Milledgeville Community Credit Union, two employees took advantage of the minimal oversight and were able to embezzle more than $320,000 in separate incidents that spanned many years, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. It took seven years to catch one and 5 years the other.
In an unusual turn, both women have already repaid the credit union for money stolen.
What seems to be usual is the number of similar situations. The latest two cases follow a string of internal fraud allegations recently uncovered at Illinois credit unions. Other recent cases include Paul C. Smith, a former president of Laclede Community Credit Union and former treasurer of a Illinois Credit Union League chapter, who recently pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to using the chapter’s debit card for almost $60,000 in personal expenses over five years. Charles Juska, former president of the $25 million Tazewell County School Employees Credit Union in Pekin, Ill., recently pleaded not guilty to misapplying more than $500,000.
In the most recent cases, both former employees pleaded guilty earlier this year.
The former manager was sentenced in July to eight months in federal prison for embezzling more than $220,000 from the credit union from 2005 to 2012. The teller was sentenced in May to two days in prison, three years of supervised release and a $4,000 fine.
Credit unions are "not-for-profit" because their purpose is to serve their members rather than to maximize profits. Many credit unions also provide services intended to support community development or sustainable international development on a local level.
MI Politicos Keep Their Charities Opaque
There has been little interest or enforcement by the Internal Revenue Service or the Michigan Attorney General’s office to seek transparency of shadowy nonprofits set up by politicians.  
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick used his Kilpatrick Civic Fund (run by his highly paid sister) to pay for jets, golf clubs and personal travel. The money was to go toward the betterment of Detroit children. Not one penny was seen by the kids. Kilpatrick is currently serving a 28- year federal sentence after being convicted of corruption charges.
The outgoing Wayne County Executive created his nonprofit, Wayne County Business Develop Corporation and solicited donations from businesses and contractors. The 501 (c) (6) ended up paying an insider a hefty bonus.
The current Michigan Governor took in more than $1 million from unnamed donors and paid an aide $100,000 on top of his regular salary. It seems that the rest of the money has not been publicly accounted for.
Now the newly elected Mayor of Detroit wants to follow in the foot steps of his predecessor and the Governor by starting a 501 (c) 4, the Detroit Progressive Fund. He has given assurances that it will operate under a set of voluntary restrictions. (source)
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Nonprofit News…
In Case You Missed It:
1    New York state boards of charities with more than $1 million in revenue must now perform active oversight over financial audits. A new law also seeks to prevent conflicts of interest by requiring that transactions between nonprofits and insiders who stand to benefit be fully disclosed. It requires boards to study whether insider deals are fair, reasonable and in an organization's best interests.
2    William E. Rapfogel, the longtime leader in New York’s nonprofit and Jewish communities, was sentenced Wednesday to serve 40 months to 10 years in prison for stealing millions of dollars from the social-service charity he led for two decades. Mr. Rapfogel has paid $3-million in restitution to the Metropolitan New York Council on Jewish Poverty. He faced longer incarceration if he had failed to repay the full amount before sentencing. Authorities said Mr. Rapfogel pocketed more than $3-million of some $9-million drained from the council through a scheme with the charity’s insurance broker to pad premium payments and split the extra funds. He served as the charity’s executive director, and enjoyed close ties with New York political leaders from 1993.
3    Pleading guilty in May to a criminal charge of felony tax fraud, a Brooklyn rabbi and his wife accused of collecting donations for a network of phony charities will pay restitution of more than half a million dollars under an agreement with New York State’s attorney general. Mr. Weingarten admitted in court filings that eight of the groups for which he claimed to be raising money “did not exist.”
4    A Maryland woman who embezzled $5.1 million from a District-based   
nonprofit was sentenced to 46 months in prison Friday after a  sobbing apology in court that proved unmoving to a federal judge. Ephonia Green stole the money while working as a $56,000-a-year administrative assistant at the Association of American Medical Colleges. The association represents medical schools and teaching hospitals and administers the test known as the MCAT used in medical school admissions.
5    Update: Pete Seda is the former head of the U.S. branch of Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation based in Ashland, OR. was convicted in 2010 of using the foundation to help smuggle $150,000 to Saudi Arabia in 2000 and signing a fraudulent tax return to cover it up. During the trial, Seda blamed the tax return on his accountant and maintained the money was for humanitarian aid. A federal judge said there was no proof directly linking him to terrorism, but the judge said he had no doubt the money went to Islamic fighters in Chechnya, as the prosecution maintained.
In August 2013, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco overturned the conviction, saying the government turned what was really a tax fraud case into a terrorism case. The court said the defense was given incomplete versions of classified documents. Last month, The charity pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Eugene to one count of filing a false tax return with the Internal Revenue Service. The group was placed on probation for three years, and it agreed during that time not to resume operating as a tax-exempt charity in the U.S., prosecutors said.
6.   Brazilian authorities are investigating the embezzlement of 10 million dollars of humanitarian funds from the Brazilian Red Cross. The ongoing investigation comes after an audit, commissioned by the Brazilian Red Cross last year, which revealed millions of dollars in voluntary contributions and donor funding had been siphoned off. Following the corruption scandal, the Brazilian Red Cross said it has tightened its oversight of how donor funds are managed.
7. Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen is putting his hopes in the IRS’s recently introduced Form 1023-EZ, which is intended to expedite applications by small charities for tax-exempt status facing a long backlog and also hopes the new form will help the IRS uncover illegitimate charities.
Update: In an attempt to assure that gambling operators don't exploit charities for their own profit, the Michigan Gaming Control Board to more tightly regulate charity gambling after complaints that charities were being unfairly treated by gambling groups running the events. A Michigan Court of Claims Judge issued a permanent injunction barring Michigan from enforcing rules that significantly restrict the activities.
We flagged these few examples of nonprofit mischief 
1.     MonarchCare (FL) $15,000
2.     U.S. School Service Employees Association of West Virginia $13,000
3.     ESPERANZA DETROIT over $100,000 
4.     Rocklin Junior Thunder Football and Cheer Association (CA) $20,000
5.     South Arsenal Neighborhood Development Corporation (CT) $205,000
6.     Ogemaw Heights Football Booster Club (MI) <$1000
7.     Fayetteville Technical Community College $8700
8.     Kenowa Hills Instrumental Music Boosters (MI) $150,000
9.     Highland Park Baptist Church (Al) $129,000
10.  Larimer County Child Advocacy Center (CO) $17,000
11.  Indian Nation Baptist Church (NM) $42,000
12.  Association of American Medical Colleges (DC) $5.1 million
13.  Teamsters Union Local 1150 (CT) $13,000
14.  Exploration Station (CA) $2500
15.  Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce (MI) unknown
16.  South County Family Education and Cultural Center (CA) $3500
17.  Olympic Animal Sanctuary (WA) $300,000
18.   Pop Warner Little Scholars (NJ) $560,000
19.  ‘Help for Homeless Vets’  (MA) $10,000
20.  St. James Church (NJ) more than $75,000
21.  Saint Peter Cathedral School (PA) $170,000
22.  Girl Scout Troop 393 (DL) Thousands
23.  Goshen First Brethren Church (IN) unknown
24.  Bethlehem YMCA (PA) $103,000
25.  Aultman Health Foundation (OH) $872,000
26.  Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines (PA) $45,000
27.  Wounded Warrior Project (OH) $1600
28.  Bowling Green (OH) Bobcat Athletic Boosters $80,000
29.  Drug Free Forsyth Coalition (GA) $600,000
Political/public official chicanery (just a few):
In Missouri, fraud, waste and outright stealing by public officials goes on. Everyone from clerks, to tax collectors to sheriff’s deputies have stolen money.  It so pervasive that the state auditor established an anti embezzlement training program to help his auditors spot someone who is stealing money. He says one tax collector pocketed $568,000 and a sheriff’s deputy stole $18,000 from inmates’ accounts. In four years there has been$ 2.3 million in missing or stolen money.
1.     A brand recorder is facing a felony theft charge for allegedly embezzling $36,000 from the Montana Department of Livestock department over several years while employed by the department.
2.     The director accused of embezzling $34,637 from the Georgia State fair between 2008 and 2010
3.     The Michigan Attorney General issued a 5 warrant against Lapeer County Circuit Judge Byron Konschuh for his handling of checks from Missouri-based BounceBack during his tenure as the Lapeer County Prosecutor. He has been put on paid leave.
4.     A California bank has agreed to pay $4 million to settle lawsuits arising from the embezzlement of political funds by prominent Democratic campaign treasurer Kinde Durke. First California Bank agreed to pay the politicians who said the bank abetted Durkee's fraud, said Wylie Aitken, the attorney representing Reps. Loretta Sanchez, D-Garden Grove), Linda T. Sanchez (D-Lakewood) and Susan A. Davis (D-San Diego), as well as state Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana). Durkee pleaded guilty to fraud in March 2012; she is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence. The settlement, which was reached covers the suit brought by Aitken's clients as well as previous complaints by Sen. Dianne Feinstein and others. In all, plaintiffs said they lost about $8 million in campaign funds. Funds from the $4-million settlement will be returned to the politicians' campaign committees.
5.     The former executive director of a Homestead (FL) nonprofit business incubator was arrested after an investigation found a trail of double billing and fraud. Hilda Hall-Denis, who led the Business Technology Development Corp. from 2006 to 2012, was charged with organized fraud, grand theft and identity theft. While providing technical assistance, reduced-rent office space and other services to new businesses in southern Miami-Dade County, Hall-Dennis skimmed off public grant money, according to an investigation by the state attorney's office and county inspector general's office. Hall-Denis received more than $460,000 in county and city grants, and was seeking a $500,000 county grant when investigators intervened.
6.     Five people were indicted by a grand jury in connection with the embezzlement of nearly $300,000 from the Clark County School District.
7.     The first time she skimmed a little cash off the top of a customer’s water bill. Then the accounting department sole depositor, signatory stole $210,000 from the Junaluska (NC) Sanitary District over a six-year period.
8.     Former Ocean Springs (MS) mayoral candidate and businessman Scott Walker was sentenced to 18 months in a federal prison for his role in both the Department of Marine Resources scandal and fraud against the City of D'Iberville. The judge sentenced Walker to 18 months on each of the two counts to which Walker pleaded guilty in April and $390,000 in restitution to the National Park Service, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and the City of D'Iberville.
9.     The former mayor of Escanaba (MI) will be sentenced this fall on a 15-year felony for embezzling $50,000 to $100,000 from the Escanaba Eagles Club while he was secretary for a local service club.
10.  Update: A judge has dismissed an embezzlement charged filed last year against the former chief of the Bennington Rural Fire Department. Hayes was charged with embezzlement after Bennington Police investigated complaints that he had mishandled raffle tickets. A felony embezzlement charge requires more than $100 be taken, but the affidavit could not show it was over that amount, if any.
11.  A former Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) employee pleaded guilty to stealing more than $239,000 in funds that were intended for educational programs to combat underage drinking.
12.  A former fire chief faces felony embezzlement charges involving more than $24,000 discovered missing from the Prichard Volunteer Fire Department.
13.  D.C. gangster legend Cornell Jones was found last month that he swindled the city out of nearly $330,000 worth of grant funds. A D.C. Superior Court judge entered final judgment in the case, ordering that Jones and Miracle Hands, the nonprofit group he founded, pay the city $1.08 million — a sum that accounts for the triple damages provided for under the city’s false-claims statute, $90,000 in civil penalties and another $4,300 in litigation costs. Interest will accrue until the full debt is paid.
14.  The Charity Commission is investigating Prime Minister David Cameron’s flagship Big Society Network over allegations that it misused government funding and made inappropriate payments to its directors. 
15.  The former fire chief of the Inter-Canyon (CO) Fire Protection District was sentenced to eight years in prison for embezzling more than $600,000 in public funds.
16.  Mississippi state and local officials misappropriated or misspent more than $2.9 million in public funds, according to the annual State Auditor's Exceptions Report for fiscal 2014. Included in the report are 10 former employees of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, headed by former executive director Bill Walker. Since January 2008, over $20 million in misappropriated and embezzled funds has been recovered, according to the report
17.  A longtime firefighter with the City of Suffolk, Virginia, was indicted in a state circuit court on 12 counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery following his arrest for the theft of at least $50,000, more likely a $100,000.
18.  A former Charlotte law enforcement officer is scheduled to be sentenced for conspiring to fraudulently issue and embezzle at least $16,000 in postal money orders at a contract postal station.
19.  Colorado State Senator Steve King was charged with felony theft of $2,000-$5,000, felony embezzlement of public property, felony forgery of a government document from the sheriff’s office.
20.  A former western Missouri mayor who admitted setting up a phony charity- Matters of the Heart- is going to prison for using $35,000 in donations for his own expenses. The U.S. Attorney's office Stephen Dennis was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison without parole. Prosecutors said Dennis used the donations for his own benefit, including his family's living expenses, rather than for any charitable purpose.
21.  A director of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, and his wife surrendered in Torrance Superior Court to face embezzlement charges in connection with a nonprofit they helped operate. Prosecutors allege, carried out the scheme by funneling $20,000 of public funds from the West Basin Municipal Water District to the Torrance-based Adopt a Stormdrain Foundation. The husband served as president of the nonprofit until last summer but Marilyn still serves as treasurer. She specified that a payment to Marymount California University be used for her son’s tuition and her daughter’s dance tuition at Peninsula School of Performing Arts. 
22.  A lawsuit filed by five ex-employees of a politically connected Queens nonprofit- Jamaica Business Resource Center- charges that the organization hosted lavish parties for its leaders’ friends while failing to pay more than $250,000 in wages.
23.  Judge Robert Mulgrew sentenced Mulgrew to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for defrauding a South Philly (PA) nonprofit, Friends of Dickinson Square of $200,000, which he had helped run. Two weeks prior, a federal jury acquitted him of major charges related to an alleged ticket-fixing scandal, although the panel found him guilty of perjury.
24.  A Garfield County (CO) Clerk and Recorder’s Office bookkeeper accused of embezzling at least $194,000  told police “she took the money because it was easy,” 
25.  A former Almond Volunteer Fire Department treasurer is facing grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing $22,000 from the fire department during her tenure
26.  Former MS Department of Marine Resources chief of staff Joe Ziegler pleaded guilty to embezzling over $500,000 from the state.
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