Joshua Laven's friends and family gathered Saturday to mark one year since he was killed in a hit and run accident
kanobi: Financial analyst named Charles Ortel made a name for himself by publishing his analysis of serious problems in General Electric’s financial reports (2008). “I decided it would be fun to cross-check what their donors thought they did when they donated to the Clinton Foundation, and that’s when I got really irritated. There are massive discrepancies between what some of the major donors say they gave to the Clinton Foundation to do, and what the Clinton Foundation said what they got from the donors and what they did with it.” Hillary Clinton has accepted donations on the part of this organization, but Mr. Ortel said that the charity is not in compliance with state fund-raising registration laws, auditing rules, or disclosure requirements. Bill and Hillary started the foundation in 1997 but neglected to take the legal steps necessary to found a charity, including the ability to solicit funds as a public charity. Mr. Ortel further alleges that the money collected was not used for the same purposes donors claim they donated it for. Even small charities and churches are held to the principle that if money is donated specifically for one purpose, it cannot be used for another. Hillary Clinton’s involvement cannot be denied. She is named in the foundation’s title. She collects money in their name and has collected from foreign dignitaries while working as Secretary of State. On his website, he has begun taking apart the entire Clinton Foundation, brick by brick. Here is an explosive excerpt from his overview: “In financial terms, the size of criminal activities directly involving the Clinton Foundation exceeds $2 billion—counting affiliated and indirect criminal activities, the size exceeds $50 billion. The geographic scope of these unprosecuted criminal activities touches all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and more than 100 foreign countries where Clinton Foundation entities operate or solicit donations.” “Beginning late in 2008, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and others expanded efforts to cover up illegal operating and fundraising activities of the Clinton Foundation since inception. Working ultimately with individuals inside the I.R.S. and elsewhere, these persons led efforts to ‘restructure’ the Clinton Foundation to make it appear that it had been legally constituted and validly operated in compliance with applicable laws, when this was certainly not the case. Trustees and other persons have been engaged in an unprosecuted criminal conspiracy to operate the Clinton Foundation in the guise of a public charity, when it is, instead, an illegal money-laundering and influence peddling scheme.” “In fact, the Clinton Foundation has engaged in widespread unauthorized activities, including illegal operations internationally and in the U.S., and illegal fundraising across state and national boundaries, using telephones, mail, and the internet.” “Moreover, the Clinton Foundation has never validly been authorized by the I.R.S. to pursue tax-exempt purposes other than serving as an archival records repository and research facility in Little Rock, Arkansas. Instead of concentrating upon its specifically-authorized tax-exempt purposes, trustees performed lax oversight and installed ineffective controls, creating conditions where Bill Clinton, and others deliberately and illegally diverted substantial sums from the Clinton Foundation and its affiliates.” In light of Ortel’s analysis, to say the Clintons have wandered off the reservation would be a vast understatement.