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goobster  ·  909 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve The NRA After Fraud Investigation

Holy shit. You always knew that organization was run by some shady motherfuckers, but ... goodgoddamn... that is some seriously blatant grifting on a colossal scale...

Even the CFO is in trouble... not because he was a part of the grift, but because he signed off on falsified financial reports.

I mean... what kind of hold does the Board have over him to make him sign up for jail time, and NOT be a part of the financial payoff that everyone else is a part of?!!? Yikes.





b_b  ·  909 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I hope there's jail time, but the story doesn't mention it. Corporate and non-profit malfeasance will never stop until individuals get held accountable. NRA sounds like an extreme case, but my guess is that grift is a big part of the game for a lot of these "non-profits", whose CEOs get paid like corporate CEOs pretty often. When fraud occurs, it's because people committed fraud. It's a good idea to hold people accountable, not just the organization. "Too big to jail" was one of the worst things Obama's DoJ came up with (not an exact analogy here, but hopefully my point isn't lost).

kleinbl00  ·  909 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Functionally, John Oliver takes Frontline documentaries, adds wisecracks and hunts for a happy ending. That's pretty much his entire schtick. I know this because I indulge in Frontline episodes in ways that even true masochists have a hard time with. So I've learned not to recommend them that often. Most people have to turn away from the void from time to time.

But even with that preamble, their most recent two on the NRA are worth everyone's time.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/gunned-down/

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/nra-under-fire/

dublinben  ·  909 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There's also an excellent season of the podcast Gangster Capitalism about this fraud.