Thursday, June 13, 2013
Labelling charitable fundraising scams as "among the lowest of the low," Attorney General Schneiderman praised the decision by New York State Supreme Court Judge Emily Pines. According to Mr. Schneiderman, "This decision proves that New York fundraisers will be held accountable when they defraud the public and line their own pockets." He went on to state that the charity played on people's emotions to get them to donate money in the hopes of fighting breast cancer, but little of the money ever went to research or medical services
Judge Pines' decision said that from 2005 to 2011, the Campaign Center raised $4.9 million on behalf of the charity but kept $3.9 million for itself. During those years, the decision continued, fundraisers, including the Campaign Center, raised $10 million for the Coalition Against Breast Cancer, but the charity only spent 4 percent of that on charitable purposes, according to the judge's decision.
Well, someone is doing something!