Ron Campbell of the Orange County Register investigated the the shady practices of the American Deputy Sheriff's Association, one of America's most ineffective "charities." In 2004, after being banned from seven states, an Ohio judge seized the charity and appointed a new receiver to oversee operations. However, the new management did not eradicate the problems. For every dollar raised by the organization, only a half cent actually goes to charitable causes. Despite the organization's large presence in California, California officials say any regulation must come from the Ohio Attorney General's office.