Texas Attorney General charged the nonprofit, which has no official connection to the or the highway patrol, with fraud for misspending millions of dollars in donations raised from telemarketing operations.
Board members of the supposed charity, who are themselves current and former Department of Public Safety officers, claim the group's senior staff and attorney kept them in the dark about its shady operations. A new lawyer representing most of the troopers said that they didn't have backgrounds that prepared them to carry out the fiduciary responsibilities of a nonprofit organization. At a February meeting in which they fired the organization's top employees and its former legal counsel the board agreed to hand over more than $1.2 million in assets to a court-appointed receiver. (link)
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