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Corruption: NAACP- lawyer Tracie Jackson blows whistle on "racketeering activity" Is anyone really Surprised? Will AG Holder SWEEP This away?

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Corruption: NAACP lawyer blows
whistle on "racketeering activity"
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A former attorney with the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) , a non-profit group that receives big
chunks of taxpayer dollars each year, this week claimed that “a pattern of
racketeering activity” prevails at the renowned civil rights group.


Whistleblower Tracie Jackson's allegations, outlined in a
Houston, Texas, federal lawsuit this week, come a year after an NAACP executive
in Georgia was criminally charged with embezzling more than $275,000, according
to a report released by Judicial Watch, a group that investigates government
corruption.


In the Georgia case, the branch director and her top assistant
used the nonprofit organization as their own personal piggy bank for at least
six years, according to investigators.


The latest allegations involve the longtime president of the
NAACP’s Houston branch, Yolanda Smith, who allegedly misused grant money so
blatantly that branch's funding was cut off, according to the whistleblower’s
complaint.


The NAACP has suspended Dr. Derric Cofield, citing numerous
violations with his handling of the organization. By the terms of the
suspension, Dr. Cofield must stop representing the NAACP or take any actions on
their behalf.


According to court documents filed in Houston: This
is an action under Title IX of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 or
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (1961), Texas laws regarding
breach of fiduciary duty, tortuous interference with an existing contract, and
negligent retention and hiring.


Officials at the NAACP’s national office in Maryland ignored the
wrongdoing and reinstated the director amid evidence that she was cooking the
books, the complaint says.


The corruption has spanned more than ten years, the former NAACP
lawyer asserts, and seems to involve a major cover up. False financial reports
were provided to grant agencies, a computer hard drive containing pertinent
financial data was removed and subordinates were instructed to doctor financial
reports. Additionally, grant money was not spent in accordance with the grant’s
purpose.


This is of concern because Uncle Sam is very generous when it
comes to funding the NAACP’s causes, which aim to “improve the political,
educational, social and economic status of minority citizens.” As the nation’s
oldest and largest civil rights group, the influential NAACP also strives to
eliminate racial prejudice and keep the public aware of the adverse effects of
racial discrimination.


These campaigns are costly and the politically-connected group
is constantly seeking private and federal grants to fund them. NAACP branches
throughout the nation have received tens of thousands of dollars for a variety
or programs, including aeronautics and space minority outreach, housing
assistance and alcohol abuse programs, according to Judicial Watch
officials.



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  • chief 00 2011/07/14 19:40:03
    chief 00
    Not shocked by this. Eversince they started getting funded they stopped defending the causes that got them the fnding. Racketeering is everywhere though, it's not just in the NAACP.
  • Red Branch 2011/07/14 15:30:41
    Red Branch
    +4
    Am I surprised? Not in the least.

    Will Holder sweep this under the rug? More than likely.

    I hate to get into absolutes when dealing with politicians because on occasion they will shock everyone and do the right thing. However, I seriously doubt that this is one of those times.

    We should not be giving tax revenues to fund the NAACP, La Raza, ACORN, and any other such organization. Essentially, we are paying them to destroy the US.
  • chief 00 Red Branch 2011/07/14 19:41:00
    chief 00
    +1
    How is the NAACP destroying the US?
  • Red Branch chief 00 2011/07/14 22:24:36
    Red Branch
    +1
    Embezzling money and racketeering as listed in the narrative. Didn't you read the narrative?
    Did you just come here for me?
  • chief 00 Red Branch 2011/07/15 13:43:42
    chief 00
    They are not destroying the US. You act as though they are the first organization that has embezzled money. It's done everywhere. I happen to think what they used to do was helping the US. Until they started getting funds for it and that is when they became crooked. Money changes everything.
  • Will Advocate of PHAET 2011/07/14 13:46:05
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    +5
    Holder won't touch this one with a ten foot pole!
  • GINGERBREAD 2011/07/14 12:32:16
    GINGERBREAD
    +3
    Again, does anyone out still deny that this is an ARROGANT GOVERNMENT? Every day, there is another news that jabs us in the eye and we still sit there and do nothing but stick our thumbs up our asses, and say, Oh thank god that that law or this law doesn't concern me or my family. It concerns another family down the street.
  • chief 00 GINGERB... 2011/07/14 19:41:54
    chief 00
    +1
    ALL government is arrogant. This one is no different from the last.
  • GINGERB... chief 00 2011/07/14 21:41:48
    GINGERBREAD
    +2
    You are so right there. But it's time we got rid of all these ARROGANCE. After all, they are our servants, not our masters. Time to do away with all this arrogance
  • chief 00 GINGERB... 2011/07/15 13:45:05
    chief 00
    Yes, it is time to do away with the arrogance but they are our servants in theory not in reality. They actually do run this country, not the other way around.
  • Red Branch chief 00 2011/07/14 22:26:34
    Red Branch
    +1
    Let's live in the present. If they have left office it is too late. However, current problems can be remedied as in not re-electing in 2012.
    Or are you voitng for arrogance again?
  • chief 00 Red Branch 2011/07/15 13:45:58
    chief 00
    Nope, not voting for arrogance again but if Palin is the other option I will be forced to vote for arrogance.
  • GINGERB... Red Branch 2011/07/16 10:54:56
    GINGERBREAD
    +1
    We have a hell of a job ahead of us. Sometimes I feel like King Kanute trying to hold back the tide.
  • Don 2011/07/14 10:13:55
    Don
    +2
    He'll be too busy investigating Ruppert Murdoch to answer Issa's questions.
  • TheresaG 2011/07/14 09:23:30
    TheresaG
    +3
    We need to sweep Holder away instead.
  • ed 2011/07/14 09:06:03
    ed
    +3
    yes just like everything else but one and I do hope this one gets him in prison[fast and furious]
  • Christine/Rest in peace Pet... 2011/07/14 06:23:21 (edited)
    Christine/Rest in peace Peter Br
    +4
    Like the black panthers caught red handed on tape intimidating voters, nothing will happen to the NAACP because they are political bed buddies. Obama is not going to mess with his 94% black vote. The NAACP are strong democratic supportors, and they continue the rhetoric that continues to get democrats elected by minority voters. The Justice Dept will have thier back. Afterall, what is a little coruption among friends?
  • mchappell2 2011/07/14 05:05:10
    mchappell2
    +2
    Holder won't do diddly sqaut...We will deal with him later when his buddy don't get re-elected
  • jeane 2011/07/14 04:03:45
    jeane
    +5
    Feeding at the government trough seems to be a way of life for many organizations. Time to put a stop to breastfeeding.
  • UGH...L... jeane 2011/07/14 04:37:02
    UGH...LIBS ~ PWCM ~ JLA ~
    +3
    Your metaphors are far too mild for this particular embezzler, Jean.

    But it is a family blog. : )
  • jeane UGH...L... 2011/07/14 04:38:30
    jeane
    +4
    The waste of our government while so many hard working, struggling families suffer makes me disgusted.
  • UGH...L... jeane 2011/07/14 04:43:45
    UGH...LIBS ~ PWCM ~ JLA ~
    +3
    The elite who have their hands on the money never care about that.

    "Let them eat cake."
  • jeane UGH...L... 2011/07/14 04:44:58
    jeane
    +2
    They will fight to keep it too. They won't let go easily. Heaven forbid they might have to uh- get a job?
  • UGH...L... jeane 2011/07/14 04:47:38
    UGH...LIBS ~ PWCM ~ JLA ~
    +3
    Strictly for the peasants.

    Not for the liberal elite, the vanguard of society, that always knows best.
  • Defend ... jeane 2011/07/14 06:54:24
    Defend Western Civlization
    +3
    and its the same families that the NAACP claim to support
  • jeane Defend ... 2011/07/14 18:07:59
    jeane
    +2
    There is money in racism and poverty for the "ELITE" .
  • Defend ... jeane 2011/07/15 01:23:43
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    but of course their is lots of money to be made in keeping people divided by race and gender and also keeps the democrats in power
  • John-Michael 2011/07/14 02:50:34
    John-Michael
    +5
    Holder? Do Something? Like what? Cover Up? Obsruct Justice? Deflect? Bribe? What would he do that was LEGAL?
  • UGH...L... John-Mi... 2011/07/14 04:33:25
    UGH...LIBS ~ PWCM ~ JLA ~
    +4
    I racked my brains, but I couldn't think of anything he would do that was legal.

    He wouldn't know how.
  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2011/07/14 02:41:46
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +4
    "This is of concern because Uncle Sam is very generous when it
    comes to funding the NAACP’s causes, which aim to “improve the political,
    educational, social and economic status of minority citizens.” As the nation’s
    oldest and largest civil rights group, the influential NAACP also strives to
    eliminate racial prejudice and keep the public aware of the adverse effects of
    racial discrimination."

    I have be saying for a long time that racism is kept alive in this country by those who
    benefit financially or politically from having racism as an issue. When 52% of the voters
    in a presidential election, is demonstrates that the country has moved on from its
    history of maltreatment of blacks. That is not to say there are not ignorant people
    in this country like the skinheads who are still racists, but they are in the minority.
    Unfortunately there are people in this country who make a living from racism, like
    Jessie Jackson and Al Charlatan, the NAACP, the NBPP and the politicians like
    0bama who benefit from calling the opposition racists. I think the country wants
    to move on and judge a person by his character, not the color of his skin, but those
    who benefit from keeping the perception of racism alive and flourishing.

    It doesn't surprise me that corruption thrives in th...





    "This is of concern because Uncle Sam is very generous when it
    comes to funding the NAACP’s causes, which aim to “improve the political,
    educational, social and economic status of minority citizens.” As the nation’s
    oldest and largest civil rights group, the influential NAACP also strives to
    eliminate racial prejudice and keep the public aware of the adverse effects of
    racial discrimination."

    I have be saying for a long time that racism is kept alive in this country by those who
    benefit financially or politically from having racism as an issue. When 52% of the voters
    in a presidential election, is demonstrates that the country has moved on from its
    history of maltreatment of blacks. That is not to say there are not ignorant people
    in this country like the skinheads who are still racists, but they are in the minority.
    Unfortunately there are people in this country who make a living from racism, like
    Jessie Jackson and Al Charlatan, the NAACP, the NBPP and the politicians like
    0bama who benefit from calling the opposition racists. I think the country wants
    to move on and judge a person by his character, not the color of his skin, but those
    who benefit from keeping the perception of racism alive and flourishing.

    It doesn't surprise me that corruption thrives in the NAACP for those in leadership
    positions, but should our tax dollars be going to support this organization whose
    purpose to exist no longer is valid and are only impeding the progress of
    blacks in this country. I think this should be investigated by the DOJ, although
    AG Holder is racist and probably couldn't do an honest investigation, or could his
    civil rights division who has a policy of not prosecuting black on white crimes. Seems
    this DOJ in too partial to do an honest investigation.
    (more)
  • jeane No nons... 2011/07/14 04:04:43 (edited)
    jeane
    +3
    Well stated sir!
  • No nons... jeane 2011/07/14 13:58:05
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +2
    This lady thanks you....... LOL
  • jeane No nons... 2011/07/14 18:08:41
    jeane
    +2
    Oh sorry I was looking at the Avatar! WELL STATED MILADY!!
  • No nons... jeane 2011/07/14 18:20:41
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +2
    That avatar expresses how I felt about 0bama during the 2008 elections, primary
    and general, and he has yet to prove there is something down there to
    make in a good competent leader........... I loved it when I first saw it, and it
    is easy to locate on a page now when I am looking for a comment I made.............
    And we have had enough interaction, I knew you knew me and no offense
    was taken. LOL
  • Spider20 2011/07/14 02:22:39 (edited)
    Spider20
    +5
    No surprise, and I agree with GANGA....the NAACP should not be funded by taxpayer money...there is no honor, no integrity anymore....
  • jr 2011/07/14 02:16:05
  • No nons... jr 2011/07/14 14:04:03
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +2
    That is funny and so representative of the NAACP. I can't remember what the most recent
    accusation from the NAACP was against a greeting card company, but I think it referred to
    a "black hole" statement. "RACISM!" charged the NAACP......... which is totally ridiculous
    but the NAACP does these things to stay relevant.
  • JT For Political Reform 2011/07/14 02:15:20
    JT For Political Reform
    +4
    NAACP is nothing more than a criminal organization today, Martin Luther King must be rolling in his grave.
  • The Govenor 2011/07/14 02:08:21
  • jeane The Gov... 2011/07/14 04:07:37 (edited)
    jeane
    +4
    Most blacks have little contact with the NAACP. Many of us actually work for a living. I did not vote for Obama but your colloquialisms here are out of line.

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