CNN investigators David Fitzpatrick and Drew Griffin report: Cancer charity targeted by feds agrees to put itself out of business. Article says preliminary documents filed in Federal District Court in Phoenix indicate Cancer Fund of America and the related fundraising arm, Cancer Support Services, agreed to turn control over to receivers for liquidation.
In May 2015, the FTC and 50 state attorneys general sued these two charities and two others run by relatives of the president of CFA, alleging fundraising fraud. Two immediately agreed to liquidate. The two discussed in the CNN report initially fought allegations but have now agreed to close their doors.
For more information, check out two of my early posts on the case:
- First glance at court filings in the FTC enforcement case – May 20, 2015
- Survey of first day reporting on major FTC enforcement action – May 19, 2015
For much more of my coverage, check out the FTC tag on this blog.
CNN article says the agreement is not effective until it is signed by all 50 attorneys general.
I will keep my eyes open for more coverage by CNN.
Hopefully in the next few days I’ll be able to take a look at the filings in federal court.