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Wed Dec 6, 2017, 07:14 PM

James OKeefe Forgot to Tell Regulators About His Past Conviction. Now, Project Veritas May Be in T

Source: dailybeast


The conservative provocateur has a defense though: He wasn’t a major player in his organization’s founding.
Lachlan Markay
12.06.17 4:09 PM ET

The office of New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman laid groundwork to revoke the charitable status of the conservative group Project Veritas last week, claiming it had misled the state about its president James O’Keefe’s past criminal conviction.

In response, Project Veritas is floating a surprising defense: that O’Keefe, the group’s founder and its most prominent public face for the past eight years, was actually a minor player during its early days.


“James was not a Director or Officer of the company at that time,” spokesman Stephen Gordon told The Daily Beast on Tuesday.

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The attorney general’s office has suggested that Project Veritas may have misled the state on its 2011 application for a charitable solicitation license by indicating that none of its “officers, directors, or principal executives” had previously been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor..............................................

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/james-okeefe-forgot-to-tell-regulators-about-his-past-conviction-and-now-project-veritas-may-be-in-trouble



I do hope the NY AG snags this vile creature!




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Reply James OKeefe Forgot to Tell Regulators About His Past Conviction. Now, Project Veritas May Be in T (Original post)
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Wed Dec 6, 2017, 07:29 PM

1. So much muckety muck that Schneiderman has to deal with

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Wed Dec 6, 2017, 07:30 PM

2. Unfortunately, O'Keefe will probably skate on this

Having set up only a few charities in New York, my experience is pretty limited. Since I've dealt with them, however, I think there are only a couple of things the Attorney General can do.

First, the State could revoke the charitable status of Project Veritas. Donors can still give them money but they won't be entitled to a tax deduction. There might be a monetary sanction but probably not.

Second, fines and/or damages could be levied against the individuals who signed the relevant documents. These are relatively minor civil violations, however, and it would be unlikely that those people would face any jail time, they'd just pay some fines. (Meanwhile, their donors would probably just insist that they up their salaries to cover any legal costs.)

It sucks but that might be it.

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Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:05 PM

3. Would be good to see him go

but like all snakes, there will be another to fill the void.

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Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:54 PM

4. I remember that O'Keefe was convicted of something

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and a few days ago, I'd hoped that this would qualify as some kind of probation violation.

Be still, my heart...


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