After years of being in the news for her controversial political activities, Stacey Abrams, the former governor of Georgia, has been caught in a nationwide scheme. Her New Georgia Project, which was established to help those in need, has been involved in a criminal case. It’s not clear how this scandal will affect her future, but it’s clear that it’s not going to be good for her.
In August, the State Ethics Commission of Georgia found probable cause that two groups had spent millions of dollars supporting Democratic candidates, such as Stacey Abrams, in 2018. In Georgia, campaign groups are required to disclose how they spend their funds.
After another investigation revealed that her New Georgia Project was accepting donations without a license, the Washington Free Beacon reported that this group was being investigated by multiple authorities.
According to Paul Kamenar, an attorney, the New Georgia Project might face more problems.
According to Kamenar, the New Georgia Project is in violation of several state laws due to how it was accepting donations while its registration as a charity had already expired. He noted that his group would be filing complaints with the appropriate authorities.
In Colorado, the online charity navigator of New Georgia Project has labeled the organization as "EXPIRED-MAY NOT SOLICIT" since November 15.
According to Annie Orloff, the spokesperson for the secretary of state of Colorado, charitable solicitation that's not registered as a charity is considered charity fraud. Anyone found guilty of committing this crime could face criminal penalties.
The New Georgia Project's licenses in various states have already expired. Some of these include Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Colorado.
It's widely believed that the New Georgia Project, which was established by Stacey Abrams, was illegally soliciting donations in at least nine states. Even though its charitable registration had already expired, the group was still accepting contributions.
It's been a long time coming for Stacey and her New Georgia Project. Now, she's facing criminal charges in Colorado for charity fraud. Following the investigations, the appropriate agencies will be conducting reviews of the organization to determine its compliance with the laws.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Next News Network.