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0933, 20 May 15

Family Filches Charity Funds for Personal Use

If this is a scandal, then why isn’t it a scandal when the Clintons do it?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.

The joint action by the Federal Trade Commission and the states says James T. Reynolds Sr., his ex-wife and son raised the money through their various charities: The Cancer Fund of America in Knoxville, Tennessee, and its affiliated Cancer Support Services; The Breast Cancer Society in Mesa, Arizona; and the Children’s Cancer Fund of America in Powell, Tennessee.

The charities hired telemarketers to collect $20 donations from people across the country, telling consumers that they provided financial aid and other support to cancer patients, including pain medication, transportation to chemotherapy visits and hospice care.


0933, 20 May 2015


  1. Kevin Scheunemann


    I bet this charity still has a better charitable record than Clinton Foundation when it comes to personal stealing and expenses charged to the charity!

    Why the FTC does not do same to Bill and Hillary is beyond me.

    We need to crack down on all these bogus charities, especially those run by Democrats.

  2. Pat

    Charity scams are not out of the ordinary and are not limited to just Democrats. Greed doesn’t have an ideology. For instance you can do some research on Move America Forward, U.S. Navy Veterans Association Charity, and one of my favorites, Freedom Alliance who along with Sean Hannity was able to take in millions of dollars to help our injured military veterans and families, but only gave 3.8% of the millions raised to veterans.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    Its not limited to Democrats, but Deomocrats tend to excuse it, especially when it comes to clinton foundation.

  4. Pat

    What percentage of what the Clinton foundation takes in goes to charity?

  5. Pat

    “What percentage of what the Clinton foundation takes in goes to charity?”

    Never mind, I see it’s 10%. That’s pretty low looks shameful. Still is better than Sean Hannity’s ripoff charity which was at 3.8% which is beyond shameful. I guess Republicans tend to excuse that as I haven’t heard any outrage from them.

  6. Kevin scheunemann

    I’ll rip Sean Hannity with any other charity scam artist…but he is not running for president either.

    Democrats excuse the criminal behavior and are going to even vote for it! That is what is shameful!

  7. Pat

    “I’ll rip Sean Hannity with any other charity scam artist…but he is not running for president either.”

    So when are you going to start ripping Hannity? I haven’t heard your outrage yet, which isn’t typical of you.

  8. Kevin scheunemann

    He has not been in news as much as story above or the Clinton’s on the charity issue.

    ….but here it is, Sean Hannity’s charity is disgusting if only 4 percent is making it to the charity.

  9. Kevin scheunemann

    Will you rip Clinton’s and not vote for Hillary as a result?

    Will you encourage other Democrats to do same?

    I’m willing to do that with Hannity if he runs for president…..

  10. Pat

    Yes, he wasn’t in the news as much. So much for the lame street media.

    I believe I said that 10% was shameful. Also, I won’t be voting for Hilary Clinton. #1 reason is because I don’t think she’d make a good president. #2, I’m not a Democrat. I won’t encourage anyone to vote for anyone. That alone is their personal choice. I didn’t vote for Obama because I didn’t think he’d be the best choice for president. I also didn’t vote for McCain because I thought he wasn’t the best choice, especially after picking Palin for a running mate, and I didn’t vote for Romney. I didn’t vote for GW Bush because I didn’t like his handlers.

  11. Pat

    “If this is a scandal, then why isn’t it a scandal when the Clintons do it?”

    Kevin says it’s been getting coverage as a scandal in the media. I would tend to agree with that.

  12. Jadedly Unbiased

    Are you accusing the Clinton’s of stealing from the Clinton Foundation? You do say “when it comes to personal stealing”.

  13. Kevin Scheunemann


    I’ll bite.

    What term would you use?

  14. Jadedly Unbiased

    Are you accusing Bill and Hillary Clinton of stealing from the Clinton Foundation? This is a YES or NO question.

  15. Kevin Scheunemann

    I believe the political correct term is “filching” from the charity.

    This includes giving favors, jobs, and largesse to you friends in the guise of “administrative expenses”.

    So, YES.

  16. Jadedly Unbiased

    So, “giving favors, jobs, and largesse to you friends” is a bad things? Could such “giving” be considered stealing or corruption?

  17. Kevin Scheunemann

    If its done under the guise the money in the foundation is going to help poor people…yes…its fraud.

  18. Pat

    What’s Frum Forum?

  19. Jadedly Unbiased

    I think I understand… “Giving favors, jobs and largesse to your friends” it’s like Walker and the WEDC. Thanks for clearing that up.

  20. T of B

    Pat – just one of several links that seem to discredit the statistic you quoted.

  21. Kevin Scheunemann


    1.). WEDC is not out there soliciting donations as a private charity.

    2,) There is not any guise about what WEDC is doing.

    I’d prefer to abolish WEDC, but every state has its version of it.

    It’s not even close to the criminal influence that the Clinton foundation has.

    Thanks to poster who cleared Sean Hannity fact up that Pat did not have correct. I admit I’ m too trusting of Pat when it comes to having correct facts. However, 40 percent is still a lot of administrative expenses….no where near the criminal 90 percent of the Clinton’s…but 40 percent is still not acceptable for a charity.

  22. Pat

    “I admit I’ m too trusting of Pat when it comes to having correct facts”


    Care to back that up?

  23. Jadedly Unbiased

    NO EVEN WORSE! I have a choice about who or if I want to donate to a corrupt private charity but I don’t have a choice about paying taxes and those taxes beng used to give favors, jobs and largesse to ones friends. There is an absolute guise and absolute undeniable corruption within the WEDC. Wrong again!

  24. Kevin Scheunemann


    Fair enough.

    However, when I tell you the same thing about public school values, I’m essentially told to shut up and deal with it and just keep paying for it even though I don’t support some of the values part of the curriculum.

    So I can’t tell you the same thing here about WEDC?

  25. Mark Maley

    It’s time for the moderator and our usual cast of Walker supporters to chime in about the $500k that went to the guy who gave the Guv $10K on the day before the election

    The Clintons are scum – but winners

    The bad loan to a bad guy is just the latest rock in the Guv’s wagon

    Walker and RoJo- 2016

    Fight !

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