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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 20, 2019
Attorney General Herbert Slatery and Secretary of State Tre Hargett announced that $2.5 million will be distributed to cancer centers across the country as a result of a multistate enforcement action against sham cancer charities. The $2.5 million was recovered through settlements of a landmark lawsuit against four affiliated sham charities. Through the settlements, each charity was shut down, the people responsible for fronting the false charities were banned from any charity or fundraising activities for the rest of their lives, and the federal and state plaintiffs received judgments for the full amount of the alleged fraud. The recovered money will be transferred to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) which will distribute the money to select health and medical programs targeting breast and pediatric cancer.