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Charity’s Ship Carrying Migrants Seized...

Authorities in Italy have reportedly arrested the captain of the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3 vessel, owned by the German charity Sea-Watch, after it rammed a military vessel and docked in the port of Lampedusa without authorization. The vessel was reportedly carrying African migrants who had been rescued at sea. The stand-off had lasted 16 days. Carola […]

NPO Executive’s Suicide Tied To Financial Improprieties...

The New Hampshire Department of Justice (DoJ) Charitable Trusts Unit has issued a report tying financial issues at two nonprofits to the suicide of the executive in charge of both organizations. Donald Guillemette, former CEO and president of CareGivers Inc., was found dead Sept. 16, 2018 after the state DoJ issued at least one subpoena […]

Theft Results In Probated Sentence...

A former nonprofit executive was ordered to pay $128,900.80 in restitution and fees after pleading guilty to third degree felony theft from the San Angelo Emergency Corps. Clinton Cory Pelzel, 41, stole more than $100,00 from the organization across five years. The theft was discovered in 2016 and is just now being adjudicated. Pelzel spent […]

Foundation Exec Pleads Guilty To Fraud...

A former accountant of the Saint Luke Foundation in Kansas City, Mo., has pleaded guilty to fraud for stealing a half million dollars during more than a decade of swindling. The foundation is an arm of the St. Luke’s Hospital and Health System. Kathleen Frederico, 51, faces 20 years in prison without parole after pleading […]

AGs Get $1.8 Million Settlement, Charity Leader Banned...

Complaints filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state charity regulators in six states – California, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio and Oregon – have yielded a $1.8 million settlement against a sham veteran charity. Regulators filed a 78-page complaint last summer in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division against […]

California AG Continues Targeting Gifts In Kind...

The California Attorney General’s Office filed another lawsuit against a charity that officials claim has overvalued donated pharmaceuticals. In a complaint filed Wednesday in California Superior Court of Sonoma County, Attorney General Xavier Becerra claimed that Santa Rosa-based Aid For Starving Children made misrepresentations in its charitable solicitations and in reports filed with his office. […]

$1 Million Allegedly Stolen From Hungry Kids...

The former executive of a food program for needy children in Louisiana was indicted by a federal grand jury on 37 criminal counts for allegedly embezzling $1 million in federal money earmarked for the program. Myrna Thomas Quarles, 58, of Cotton Valley, La., was charged with five counts of theft of government property, five counts […]

Arreva Acquires Developer of MatchMaker Fundraising Software...

Consolidation and acquisition of name brands in the fundraising technology space continues. Heritage Designs, parent of MatchMaker Fundraising software, has been acquired by Arreva, a cloud-based donor relationship management and online fundraising software firm. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., and privately held, Heritage Designs launched in 1998. Founder Diana Hoyt will stay with the firm, according […]

Drug Firms Fined For Using Nonprofits As Shield...

It is going to cost two drug companies a combined nearly $125 million to settle claims by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that they funded nonprofits to as a way to get their pharmaceuticals used by patients. Japanese firm Astellas Pharma will pay $100 million and Amgen in Thousand Oaks, Calif, will pay $24.75 […]

Nonprofit Finance Director Pleads Guilty To Fraud...

The former finance director of a now shuttered charity pleaded guilty last week to one count of wire fraud and faces up to 30 years in prison for scamming cash over a five-year period. Jessica Childs of Litchfield, Maine also faces a fine of up to $1 million and a restitution order. The exactly amount […]