According to a Washington Free Beacon study, at least nine states do not require Stacey Abrams’ New Georgia Project to have a license in order to accept donations.
They may now be the subject of criminal investigations, with fines of up to $20,000 possible.
Approximately 2020, the New Georgia Project brought in $25 million.
The group is seeking donations from the public while their registration as a charity has expired, according to attorney Paul Kamenar, which is a flagrant violation of numerous state statutes.
He stated that he intends to officially complain to state enforcement agencies and demand an investigation.
A Washington Free Beacon investigation discovered that Stacey Abrams’ New Georgia Project is soliciting funds illegally in at least nine states, putting it at risk of fines and legal action.
State regulations all around the country forbid charities from requesting donations if they have not submitted the necessary financial reports to the IRS. However, the New Georgia Project is still seeking money through a national campaign run by the internet fundraising site ActBlue, despite missing the Nov. 15 deadline to complete its Form 990.
The New Georgia Project could face fines ranging from $25 to $25,000 for breaking each state’s charity rules, according to representatives at the relevant offices in Tennessee, Mississippi, and North Carolina, where the group’s charity license has expired. Some of those penalties can be applied to every donation the organization takes.
The group might likely face greater difficulties, according to Paul Kamenar, an attorney with the National Legal and Policy Center.
Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, Colorado, North Dakota, Maine, Oklahoma, Maryland, and California all have expired licenses for the group.