Friday, April 01, 2005
UPI: Blogger Guckert/Gannon non-profit/GOP link being checked out -- news appears in RIGHT WING RAG!
I found this in the Washington Times -- of all places! But messing with 501 C3's is dangerous biz-ness. I worked enough with Morris A. Nunes, Esq. to know all about it!--Kilroy2005
Blog: Guckert/Gannon non-profit/GOP link
Washington, DC, Mar. 31 (UPI) -- Former Talon News White House correspondent J.D. Guckert reportedly is implicated in falsely registering a political organization as a non-profit document.
The Weblog dailyKos.com reported Thursday that Guckert, aka Jeff Gannon, who quit his job for the online publisher Talon News after media reports tied him to gay online prostitution and Republican Party operatives, was registered as the executive director of an organization called the Free Speech Foundation.
The Free Speech Foundation was registered as a tax-exempt non-profit with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under code 501(c)(3), which prohibits the organizations from participating in or funding political activities.
Despite this, dailyKos.com charged, the organization was used to fundraise for a pro-Bush Web site, ProBush.com, that was facing a $5 million libel suit for naming an Arab-American senator on its ongoing "Traitor List."
Under his pen name Gannon, Guckert subsequently wrote an article about the lawsuit for Talon News, without disclosing his organization -- FSF -- had created a PayPal online fundraising account for a legal defense fund for ProBush.com's publishers, dailyKos.com said.
Guckert, however, dismissed the allegations and said dailyKos.com had "an extreme left-wing" bent.
The Free Speech Foundation is "entirely legitimate," Guckert told UPI. "It complies with IRS rules and regulations.
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