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Who Regulates Bad Charities? No One

Douglas R. Clifford
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Part two of an investigation by the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting shows how easy it is for phony charities to rake in millions of dollars that were intended to help the sick or needy.  No agency regulates it, and penalties are barely a drop in the bucket for the professional telemarketers. 

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