The trial of former Pennslvania State Senator is nearly over. The Senator is being tried for effectively creating and using a nonprofit as a pass-through to meet his own needs.
The Senator's alleged actions and the trial effectively provide an operating manual for abusing a nonprofit organization. For instance, a prosecutor presented that the acused "deliberately kept board members in the dark and lied to reporters, their own accountants and Uncle Sam about how the organization spent its money."
Well, I certainly would question the competency of the board members for compliance but there are other interesting lessons for how to use a nonprofit illicitly. This trial transcript could be a must read for board members to help them better think about their duty of care.
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