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