AG Derek Schmidt: Deceptive veterans charity shut down after violating state solicitation laws

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TOPEKA – (November 7, 2017) – A charity claiming to raise funds to support veterans has been shut down following an investigation by Kansas and other states into its solicitation practices, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. VietNow National Headquarters, Inc., an Illinois nonprofit corporation, agreed to be dissolved and disburse its remaining funds to legitimate veterans organizations. The settlement also obtains injunctive relief against VietNow’s directors and officers and requires their cooperation in investigations of VietNow’s professional fundraisers. Upon dissolution, VietNow’s remaining funds will be paid to two national and well-respected veterans charities: Fisher House Foundation and Operation Homefront. “When Kansans are asked...

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