Friday, June 25, 2010

More on the {Veterans?} Political Slush Fund

U.S. Navy Veterans Association is a sham

June 24, 2010 Attorney General Richard Cordray wants emergency court orders to prevent Ohioans' contributions from being collected by a Florida-based "veterans" charity being investigated by several states.

He adds that the man who appears to have orchestrated this sham charity made hundreds of thousands of dollars in political contributions to candidates throughout the United States and in Ohio.

Applications for a temporary restraining order against the U.S. Navy Veterans Association and its officers were filed this week in Hamilton and Fairfield counties. They target UPS mail drops rented by the U. S. Navy Veterans Association (USNVA) in those counties. The Attorney General wants permission to hold contributions that arrive while the investigation continues.

On May 28, Cordray ordered the USNVA to stop contacting Ohio residents for contributions after determining that the group's registration documents were plagued with irregularities. Those documents contain false and misleading information, including the names of association officers who appear to be fictional. Continued

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