Charitable Organizations

News Conference: Secretary Hargett Announces Federal Suit Against Four Sham Cancer Charities

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery, III, together with state law enforcement partners in every other state in the nation, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Trade Commission, have jointly filed a federal lawsuit against four phony cancer charities and their operators with strong roots in East Tennessee, who allegedly scammed more than $187 million from consumers throughout the country.

Secretary Hargett Announces Fake Cancer Charities Shutdown, Leader Agrees to Lifetime Ban

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery, III, along with the Federal Trade Commission and agencies from all 50 states obtained a permanent injunction to dissolve two nationwide sham cancer charities and ban their president from profiting from any future charity fundraising. Cancer Fund of America Inc. (CFA), Cancer Support Services Inc. (CSS) and their leader, James Reynolds, Sr., agreed to settle charges that CFA and CSS claimed to help cancer patients, but spent the overwhelming majority of donations on their operators, families, friends and fundraisers. More here: http://sos.tn.gov/news/fake-cancer-charities-shutdown-leader-agrees-lifetime-ban

Secretary Hargett Announces Federal Suit Against Four Sham Cancer Charities

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery, III, together with state law enforcement partners in every other state in the nation, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Trade Commission, have jointly filed a federal lawsuit against four phony cancer charities and their operators with strong roots in East Tennessee, who allegedly scammed more than $187 million from consumers throughout the country.

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