Archive for the ‘Scandal’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 4-10. 2014)

Monday, August 11th, 2014


Pro-Troop Charity Misleads Donors While Lining Political Consultants’ Pockets; Move America Forward has collected millions to send care packages to U.S. troops. But its appeals often rely on images and stories borrowed without permission, and its assets have been used to benefit political consulting firms and PACs.” By Kim Barker. ProPublica, August 5, 2014.
Related story:
Conservative group accused of US troop aid scam: Kim Barker, reporter for the New York Times, talks with Steve Kornacki about her report on Move America Forward, a charity she says lied about its supposed mission to help deployed U.S. troops, enriching its founders instead.” By Rachel Maddow. MSNBC. August 6, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 28-August 2, 2014)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014


Pregnancy for Pay: A Surrogacy Agency That Delivered Heartache.” By Tamar Lewin. New York Times. July 28, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 21-27, 2014)

Monday, July 28th, 2014


Rapfogel Is Sentenced for Stealing From His Charity.” By Russ Buettner. New York Times. July 24, 2014.
Related story:
Former Met Council CEO gets up to 10 years in prison; William Rapfogel pleaded guilty in April to grand larceny, money laundering and other charges for helping steal more than $9 million.” Crain’s New York Business/Associated Press. July 24, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 14-20, 2014)

Monday, July 21st, 2014


Judge signals he’ll side with Garcetti allies in DWP nonprofit fight.” By Jack Dolan. Los Angeles Times. July 18, 2014.
Related story:
DWP union trustees ordered to accept city appointees to nonprofit boards; Flags wave as hundreds of union workers protest outside DWP headquarters in downtown Los Angeles last month over the city’s threat to withhold money from two controversial DWP-affiliated nonprofits.” Los Angeles Times. July 19, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 7-13, 2014)

Monday, July 14th, 2014


L.A. pushes back in fight over DWP nonprofits; L.A. Controller Ron Galperin says he can’t in “good conscience” write checks to the DWP nonprofits without an accounting of past spending.” By Jack Dolan. Los Angeles Times. July 10, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

Monday, July 7th, 2014


‘Misleading’ Fundraising for Veterans; Attorney General Reaches Accord With Firm Working for Veterans’ Group.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. July 1, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 23-29, 2014)

Monday, June 30th, 2014


Massachusetts: Men Get 3 Years for Theft From Marathon Fund.” By Katherine Q. Seelye. New York Times. June 24, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 9-15, 2014)

Monday, June 16th, 2014


Trial begins for brothers accused of One Fund scam; Pair sought $2m, DA says.” By Evan Allen and Martin Finucane. Boston Globe. June 11, 2014.
Related story:
Brothers convicted of attempted theft in One Fund case.” Boston Globe. June 14, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 2-8, 2014)

Monday, June 9th, 2014


Years Of Abuse At Brooklyn School Alleged; Nearly a Dozen Women Say a Former Teacher at Now-Closed Woodward School Sexually Abused a Succession of Girls.” By Sophia Hollander. Wall Street Journal. June 4, 2014.
Related stories:
Former Brooklyn Teacher Bob Rusch Regrets Losing ‘Ethical Compass’; Accused of Sex Abuse After Four Decades, Former Teacher Says He Carries Guilt.” Wall Street Journal. June 5, 2014.
“Women Seek Accountability: Alleged Victims Want to See Ex-Teacher’s Personnel Record; Albany Urged to Act.” Wall Street Journal. June 6, 2014.

New York City Council Speaker’s Trip for Fundraiser Is Questioned: ‘We Followed the Law,” Melissa Mark-Viverito Says.” By Michael Howard Saul. Wall Street Journal. June 6, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 12-18, 2014)

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014


Theft Charges for 4 With Ties to a Provider of Special Ed.” By Javier C. Hernandez. New York Times. May 14, 2014.