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  • NOAH Housing Program Investigation

    WWL-TV's 50 part investigation into a non-profit City of New Orleans agency revealed a post-Hurricane Katrina house gutting program designed for the poor and elderly may have been a scheme to funnel money to contractors. The investigation showed homes the non-profit claimed to have gutted using federal dollars, but the work was never done. Through extensive research, the WWL-TV team also found significant links between the highest paid contractors and the executive director of the non-profit. And one contractor was even linked to the city's mayor, Ray Nagin.
  • A Flawed System for Stopping Charity Fraud

    The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that "Regulators say that they can't keep up with fund-raising scams that hurt honest charities; critics call claims of abuses wildly exaggerated.... More than 40 states, including Nevada, have laws to regulate non-profits, professional fund raisers, or both, but few states devote the resources necessary to control charity scams..."
  • Wasted Wishes

    WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.) investigates a charity that grants the wishes of dying children; finds the charity has not granted one wish while raising over $100,000, and that 75 percent of the money is going to administrative costs, May 21 - 22, 1991.