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IRS must reel in BLM ‘fraud’ and other ‘illicit’ charities, lawmaker warns

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IRS must reel in BLM ‘fraud’ and other ‘illicit’ charities, lawmaker warns


EXCLUSIVE — The IRS must enact reforms to stop the rampant corruption in the charitable sector happening under its watch, Texas Rep. Lance Gooden urged commissioner Charles Rettig in a letter Tuesday.

The national Black Lives Matter group’s refusal to answer basic questions about its finances while dropping millions on luxurious mansions, charitable organizations intentionally downplaying the risks of opioid addiction, and anti-fossil fuel nonprofit groups raking in foreign cash while working to undermine national security are among the bad actors in the charitable space Gooden highlighted in his letter.

“I am deeply disturbed by the rampant corruption occurring in the nonprofit sector,” Gooden, a Republican, told the Washington Examiner. “Congress and the IRS must investigate Russian donations, donor funded mansions, and fraud within these groups. Organizations like Black Lives Matter must be transparent with their donors and the American people, or their tax-exempt status should be revoked.”


Gooden’s letter was sent one day after it was revealed that the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, the charity that represents the national BLM movement, purchased a $6 million mansion in Los Angeles with donor cash in October 2020 and then maneuvered to keep the purchase a secret by transferring the property’s deed to an…

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