http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/42586Two of Ron Paul‘s foundations are skirting the edge of, and perhaps crossing, the line between issue advocacy and political campaigning and may be breaking federal tax and campaign finance laws.
The non-profits, all part of millionaire Paul’s political empire, pays his campaign aides, organizes political volunteers and promotes his often unorthodox ideas, the Associated Press is reporting.
An AP “enterprise” story by Ryan J. Foley, published Saturday coincides with Capitol Hill Blue findings that raise serious questions about how Paul uses money donated to both his campaigns and his various causes.
By diverting funds into his foundations, Paul is able to avoid disclosure on how the funds are spent and evidence suggests he is illegally using non-profit foundations for political activity.
“It sounds like a way to maintain a permanent campaign, Melanie Sloan, executive director for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, told the AP. “These groups were never supposed to be political organizations
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