AG Derek Schmidt: Veterans charity shut down for violating consumer protection laws

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TOPEKA – (July 19, 2018) – A charity claiming to raise funds to send care packages to deployed service members has been shut down for violating state charity and consumer protection laws, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Tennessee-based Operation Troop Aid (OTA) reached an agreement with Kansas and 15 other states to resolve allegations that it mishandled funds that were donated to support its stated purpose of sending care packages to troops stationed overseas. The agreement requires the organization to cease operating, wind down its operation and be dissolved. The agreement also bars OTA’s CEO from serving as a fiduciary or soliciting for any nonprofit organization in the future. A copy of the agreed final judgment is available at...
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AG Derek Schmidt: Veterans charity shut down for violating consumer protection laws

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