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ADRFCO Merges Into Nonprofit Alliance...

The Association of Direct Response Fundraising Counsel (ADRFCO) has merged into The Nonprofit Alliance (TNPA). Both organizations are in Washington, D.C. ADRFCO will become a Council under the TNPA organizational umbrella and continue its work to represent the sector’s interests before state and federal government, and to educate nonprofit organizations and the general public about […]

Law & Order: Nonprofit Officials Enter Guilty Pleas...

It’s three years’ probation and home confinement for a former nonprofit official. Steven F. Harvin, 53, of New Haven, Conn., was sentenced in federal district court in Hartford (Conn.) to serve 60 days of probation in home confinement for stealing almost $33,000 from Zezzo House Corp. It is a federal case because of funding from […]

Common Cause Asks DoJ To Investigate Kobach...

Common Cause has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and asked the federal Department of Justice (DoJ) to examine the fundraising practices of Kris Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state now running for U.S. Senate. Via the complaint, Common Cause seeks an investigation of Kobach, Kobach for Senate, and We Build […]

California Sues Troop Charity With Political Ties...

The California Attorney General’s Office has filed suit against another charity, claiming donors were misled and unauthorized pictures and quotes of veterans were used to seek donations, with the charitable gifts used to support political campaigns. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed suit against Move America Forward (MAF) in Sacramento County Superior Court. Established in […]

Former Administrator Accused Of Embezzlement...

A former payroll administrator of a North Carolina nonprofit was charged on Friday with embezzling more than $200,000 via prepaid debit cards and using the money for her personal benefit. Susan Watson, 41, of Gastonia, N.C., was charged with wire fraud, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years and $250,000 fine. She was […]

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 […]