Racketering going on at the NAACPSubmitted by northstar on Fri, 07/08/2011 - 18:31
An attorney at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which annually receives big chunks of taxpayer dollars, claims “a pattern of racketeering activity” prevails at the renowned civil rights group.
The allegations, outlined in a federal lawsuit this week, come a year after an NAACP executive in Georgia got criminally charged with embezzling more than $275,000. In that case, the branch director and her top assistant used the nonprofit organization as their personal piggy bank for at least six years, according to authorities.
Now come accusations that the longtime director at the NAACP’s Houston branch misused grant money so blatantly that it’s funding was cut off, according to the whistleblower’s complaint. Officials at the NAACP’s national office in Maryland ignored the wrongdoing and reinstated the director amid evidence that she was cooking the books, the complaint says.