A shocking report today out of Minneapolis highlights how fraud in the non-profit sector steals tax dollars from taxpayers and services away from those who need help. The FBI detailed in court documents that a non-profit called “Feeding our Future” stole over 65 million dollars in taxpayer funds during the pandemic. The organization is alleged to be a shell with over 80 employees but did not feed any children. President Biden promised in the State of the Union speech that he would go after those who defrauded the government with PPP loans and other pandemic programs.
My pledge to you is that the Secretary of State’s office will comply and assist with all criminal investigations brought forth to investigate fraud in Illinois’ non-profit sector. The Secretary of State certifies non-profit corporations and receives annual reports from them. It also verifies that the corporation operates within its bylaws. The Secretary of State Police will also investigate allegations of identity theft and other taxpayer services theft in the non-profit sector as well. We will work with the FBI to ensure that non-profits are providing the services to our communities they serve, not lining their pockets with taxpayer funds.
I have zero tolerance for unethical behavior in the Secretary of State’s office. Voters in Illinois have come to expect integrity, innovation and accountability from this office. Voting for Jesse White will ensure that it stays that way.
Posted on 09 Mar 2022, 12:22 - Category: News