Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) against True the Vote, Inc. (TTV) for engaging in political activity in violation of its status as a charitable 501(c)(3) organization.
Watchdog Files Complaint with Federal Authorities Calling for Investigation of HUD Official for Potential Hatch Act Violations
This year, Patton solicited the participation of four tenants of the New York City Housing Authority to participate in a video praising the President which aired at the 2020 Republican National Convention. If this video, made solely for the purpose of advocating for the election of a political candidate, is found to have been created using resources obtained through Ms. Patton’s public office, it would be a clear violation of the Hatch Act.
Watchdog Files IRS Complaint Against Wisconsin Nonprofit for Omitting Political Spending on Tax Filings
Today, Campaign for Accountability requested that the IRS investigate Jobs First Coalition, Inc. (JFC), a Wisconsin-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit, for failing to disclose nearly $1 million in political spending on its annual tax forms.
Campaign for Accountability Files Bar Complaint Against Lane Ruhland Alleging Potential Legal Ethics Violations for Working for the Campaigns of Both Kanye West and Trump
News reports indicate that Ms. Ruhland simultaneously represented and engaged in legal work on behalf of two parties with directly adverse interests, the presidential campaigns of Kanye West and Donald J. Trump. Such representation appears to violate Ms. Ruhland’s ethical obligations under Wisconsin Bar Rules to avoid representing parties where there is a conflict of interests between the parties.
Campaign for Accountability Asks Veterans Affairs IG to Investigate Possible Improper Influence by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Contract Award for VA Clinic
Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) filed a complaint with the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs asking for an investigation into whether House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) unduly interfered in the award of a contract to build a new VA clinic within his district in Bakersfield, California.
Watchdog Calls on IRS and State Agencies to Investigate Ned Ryun and American Majority for Financial Impropriety
Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, submitted a complaint to the IRS, the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, and the Office of the Attorney General of California calling for an investigation into whether the 501(c)(3) nonprofit American Majority Inc (AM) and its related 501(c)(4), American Majority Action Inc (AMA), violated their tax exempt status and federal and state laws by spending more than 50 percent of expenses on political purposes, submitting inaccurate information to regulators, and executing inappropriate transactions with related parties.
Watchdog Releases Emails Showing Former EPA Chief of Staff Leaked Inspector General Report to News Outlets
Today, CfA released emails from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealing that former chief of staff Ryan Jackson sent reporters an “OFFICIAL USE ONLY” summary of an EPA Inspector General investigation into allegations of wrongdoing at the Tar Creek Superfund site in Oklahoma. CfA obtained the emails through a FOIA lawsuit, represented by American Oversight.
Watchdog Calls on FTC to Investigate Rooftop Solar Companies for Relying on Deceptive Lead Generators
As Americans continue to be restricted to their homes during the Covid-19 pandemic, rooftop solar companies are seeking new customers through lead generators, which often post misleading ads on Facebook to draw in customers.
Statement from Campaign for Accountability on Supreme Court’s June Medical Services v. Russo Decision
“Today the Supreme Court appropriately applied its prior precedent guaranteeing the right to access abortion care,” said Alice Huling, Counsel at Campaign for Accountability.