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What irresponsible law would exempt government charity from reporting and compliance?

Another politician, another charity scam.

As reported in The Washington Post: “Harry Thomas Jr. resigned Thursday night, hours after he became the first sitting D.C. Council member to be charged with a felony, when federal prosecutors accused him of embezzling more than $350,000 in government funds and filing false tax returns.”

With all the charity scams involving government officials, you’d think that no responsible legislation would exempt government from the strictures of reporting and compliance.

Well, charity regulators who pushed the Uniform Law Commission to pass the model Protection of Charitable Assets Act (POCAA), managed to include an exemption for government from POCAA’s registration and reporting.

Section 4(c)(1) of POCCA exempts “a government or government subdivision, agency, or instrumentality” from POCAA’s requirement to register charitable assets of more than $50,000.

If POCAA is a legitimate law with legitimate purposes, what possible purpose is there for this exemption other than to give government lawbreakers an advantage?

Charity regulators once again prove their bias and incompetence, and the Uniform Law Commission should be ashamed of itself.

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