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Bankrupt Diocese Selling Assets, Closing Schools...

The Diocese of Rockville Centre (DRVC) has sold its Pastoral Center for $5.2 million, which will be used to pay creditors. It also announced three more schools would not reopen after this school year, in addition to seven grammar schools that have closed in the past year because of declining enrollments. The sale of the […]

Generation Now Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy...

Generation Now, a supposed social welfare 501(c)4 organization, submitted a guilty plea in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio regarding one charge of public corruption racketeering conspiracy. The organization had been serving as a front for receiving undisclosed donations on behalf of Larry Householder, a member of the Ohio House of […]

Former Soaring Paws CEO Faces New Felony Fraud Charges...

Albert Adams, who in 2018 pled guilty to using donations to his abused animal charity for personal expenses, faces a new round of felony fraud charges. The Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office in Florida has charged him with six third-degree felony counts of pet insurance fraud, according to a statement from the Office of the State […]

Hundreds Of NPOs Join SCOTUS Donor Battle...

Some 275 nonprofits signed on to 35 amicus briefs in support of two organizations taking the California Attorney General’s Office to the Supreme Court of the United States to fight donor disclosure requirements. The briefs were filed Monday in Thomas More Law Center v. Becerra (Docket No. 19-255). In January, the U.S. Supreme Court granted […]

AFP Joins Donor Privacy Case Pending At U.S. Supreme Court...

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the latest organization to sign on to an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) legal brief to the Supreme Court of the United States, prepared by The Nonprofit Alliance, to prevent the disclosure of the IRS Form 990 Schedule B listing of a charity’s major donors and protect […]

Nonprofit Scammed Out Of $150K...

A nonprofit business association was allegedly scammed out of $150,000 by a former employee of the City of Rochelle, Ill. Scott Koteski, 58, of Rochelle, was charged with one count of wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000, or twice the gross gain or gross loss resulting […]

Trump’s Last-Minute Pardons Include 2 Nonprofits...

Donald J. Trump issued dozens of pardons In his final hours as president, at least two of which touched the nonprofit sector. One pardon went to Trump’s former political advisor Steve Bannon and the other to Joshua J. Smith, founder of the 4th Purpose Foundation in Knoxville, Tenn. Bannon was among four people indicted in […]

NRA Trying To Change Venue With Bankruptcy Filing...

The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) bankruptcy filing came five months after the New York Attorney General’s Office sued the gun-rights group seeking to dissolve the organization. The Fairfax,Va.-based NRA incorporated as a nonprofit in New York State in 1871 and said it plans to seek court approval to reincorporate in Texas. The NRA and one […]

Program Manager, Others Defrauded Catholic Charities...

Clarissa Lynn Combs, a former program manager for Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in Minnesota, was sentenced to 71 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $684,000 in restitution for her role in a long-time fraud scheme. Combs had been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and making a false […]

NRA In Crosshairs Of Two AGs...

Recent board turmoil and financial struggles at the National Rifle Association (NRA) appear to have come to a boil in a lawsuit claiming financial improprieties so vast that the New York Attorney General’s Office is seeking dissolution of the 149-year-old organization. In a complaint filed with the New York Supreme Court in early August, New […]