Do you remember the picture of the three wise monkeys. The three wise monkeys are about seeing, hearing and speaking no evil. The three wise monkeys come to my mind in a Washington Post story about some nonprofit boards in Washington, DC who have served as pass-throughs for a DC council member who was the end receiver of more than $350,000.
The trial of the City council member has just begun so no convictions are in place. But I do note that in this case, as in a number of cases across the country when elected representatives have managed to use nonprofits as pass-throughs for their end-gain, I do not hear much about the after-life of the specific nonprofits. And is it possible that the boards of these nonprofits are truly like the monkeys -- they have neither seen, heard or spoken of these arrangements and are truly innocent in the transactions?
So much for honest or prudent caretakers of the taxpayer's resources.