Thursday, July 20, 2006

Minutemen leaders can't account for funds

Serious allegations deserve serious answers. Simcox needs to provide some accounting here and demonstrate good faith, or the FBI should be brought in to investigate fraud. Its that simple. People making donations have a right to expect they be spent on things they expected them to be spent on.

Washington Times
A growing number of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps leaders and volunteers are questioning the whereabouts of hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of dollars in donations collected in the past 15 months, challenging the organization's leadership over financial accountability.
Many of the group's most active members say they have no idea how much money has been collected as part of its effort to stop illegal entry -- primarily along the U.S.-Mexico border, what it has been spent on or why it has been funneled through a Virginia-based charity headed by conservative Alan Keyes.
Several of the group's top lieutenants have either quit or are threatening to do so, saying requests to Minuteman President Chris Simcox for a financial accounting have been ignored...

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