Firm running CA federal charity drive misspent millions in donations


By Luke Rosiak | Washington Examiner

At least half of the $4 million in expenses claimed by the California arm of the federal government’s workplace charity campaign was spent on inappropriate or unknown items, according to a government watchdog report.

The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Partnership received the contract to administer the Combined Federal Campaign in California for many years despite constant overruns, according to the Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general.

The board of federal employees overseeing it did not even meet for most of the year.

Sacramento MAP charged the entire down payment on a house to one year’s federal charity haul, and then charged the same program rent for the use of the house.

at Washington Examiner.