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  • A public-private trust at the center of former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr.'s theft scandal gave more than $100,000 to groups not registered as nonprofits and others not in city records. (The Washington Times)

    D.C. trust paid out to mystery groups, records show

    A public-private trust at the center of former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr.'s theft scandal doled out more than $100,000 to other groups not registered as nonprofits and others that don't exist in city records, raising more questions about the oversight of D.C. taxpayer money.

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  • "Whenever you can't find evidence that an organization has registered with the government or has filed an IRS statement, that is a huge red flag," said Philip Becnel, a D.C. resident and managing director of a private investigations firm in Virginia, Dinolt Becnel & Wells.

    D.C. trust paid out to mystery groups, records show →

  • Mr. Becnel said funders such as the trust should always request corporation registration documents and financial reports for the past three years, or during the duration of the company.

    D.C. trust paid out to mystery groups, records show →

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