- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - People’s Choice Charities will be dissolved under a stipulated final judgment in a consumer protection lawsuit that accused the Los Angeles-based car donation charity of using false and misleading advertising.

Resolution of the case was announced Monday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey.

The lawsuit alleged the organization promised 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of cars would go to charities selected by the donors, but about 97 percent went to administrative costs.

The judgment specifies that the nonprofit’s president, Gary Stone, denies the allegations.

The judgment, however, places a permanent injunction on Stone, barring him from serving in any capacity with California charitable organizations.

Under other terms, People’s Choice Charities will pay $30,000 to support children’s programs.


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