Gingrich charity poured money into his private businesses

gingrich stole from charity

Gingrich robbed from poor to give to rich: himself

I’ve long maintained you can’t trust a Republican, especially one with a track record like Nasty Newt.  After reading this story I had to ask myself is there no limit to what these people will do to enrich themselves at the expense of others.

Read this story and let us know what you think:

A nonprofit charity founded by Newt Gingrich has been advancing his political causes and making payments to his for-profit businesses that it didn’t disclose on its tax forms, according to an ABC News investigation. The charity, dubbed Renewing American Leadership, paid $220,000 over the past two years to the for-profit Gingrich Communications—which went to Gingrich’s personal spokesman, Rick Tyler, who was running the charity. It also bought several cases of Gingrich’s books and DVDs at full price from Gingrich Productions.

The charity didn’t have to disclose any of this because though Gingrich’s face is plastered all over its website and marketing materials, he’s not technically on its board, explains the head of one philanthropy watchdog. The charity also compiled a mailing list of donors and provided it to Gingrich’s campaign for free—which the watchdog group called an “abuse” of “tax-subsidized, charitable resources.” Tyler insists ReAL “did nothing to promote anyone’s political career” and says he was paid through Gingrich Communications so he’d have health care. It’s worth noting that as speaker of the House, Gingrich was fined $300,000 for—wait for it—misusing money from a charity. The IRS later cleared him of those charges.

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3 Responses to Gingrich charity poured money into his private businesses

  1. Barton

    June 15, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I have long suspected this guy of criminality, but he’s a little smarter than most or he would be in jail.

    • Eddie

      June 16, 2011 at 1:24 am

      True, first clause, false second clause, partially. Not in jail because he is favored by plutonomists. Gotta FU real bad for plutonomists to turn on their stars.

  2. Eddie

    June 16, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Start petition to Eric Holder, prosecute Nudie for charity/tax laws.