Dear Mr Sheehan
Further to my previous correspondence.
I am writing from Cambodia - a country with no effective rule of law in which the rich and powerful can screw the poor and powerless with impunity; a country in which there is no government body that monitors the activities of fraudulent NGOs; a country in which human rights organisations, so quick to criticise corruption within the Cambodian government turn blind eyes to the illegal removal and detention of children from their families who, once labelled as 'orphans', can be used by unscrupulous NGO's to raise funds that are, ostensibly, used to provide institutional care for these children.
Some such funds, it would seem, have been raised by Scott Neeson and CCF in New York these past 5 years. Anecdotal evidence suggests that tax-exempt donations have been made in New York to the tune of millions of dollars. I am curious to know, and hope that colleagues within the media are curious to know, if sponsors and donors can legally claim Tax deductions if CCF is not registered in New York?
|John & Cammie Rice: CCF donors|
I am curious to know also if the fund-raising event scheduled to take place in New York City next week can proceed if CCF is not registered?
In the event that CCF does register this week, are there any consequences for the charity as a result of having been raising funds illegally this past 5 years?