Telemarketers Keep 'Lion's Share' Of Donations, NY AG Says

Law360, New York (February 27, 2014, 2:02 PM EST) -- New York's attorney general said Thursday that $154 million — the "lion's share" of donations made to charities through for-profit telemarketers — did not go to help people in need in a report that also said more investigations that could lead to criminal charges were likely to follow.

The latest data, from 2012, showed most of $249 million that flowed through telemarketers that year — including Hurricane Sandy relief, as well as aid pledged to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut — didn't go...
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