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One of many: DC nonprofit admits $3.4 million of settlement funds it was managing were "diverted" by a board member to a various business pursuits.

"For 14 years, the American Legacy Foundation has managed hundreds of millions of dollars drawn from a government settlement with big tobacco companies, priding itself on funding vital health research and telling the unadorned truth about the deadly effects of smoking. Yet the foundation, located just blocks from the White House, was restrained when asked on a federal disclosure form whether it had experienced an embezzlement or other 'diversion' of its assets." -- Joe Stephens and Mary Pat Flaherty, the Washington Post

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