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Prosecutors Scrutinize Political Nonprofit Groups for Fund-Raising Fraud – The New York Times

Prosecutors Scrutinize Political Nonprofit Groups for Fund-Raising Fraud – The New York Times

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have sought recordings of calls made by two networks of groups that solicited money from donors for a variety of politically tinged causes.Federal prosecutors are scrutinizing at least 10 political nonprofit groups — including five recently profiled in The New York Times — seeking to determine if the groups defrauded donors, according to two recent subpoenas.The subpoenas, both signed by the same Manhattan-based federal prosecutor, sought recordings of the fund-raising calls made by two separate networks of political nonprofits that together have raised tens of millions of dollars.In the last five years, the Justice Department has charged… 

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