U.S. Navy Veterans Association accused of funneling donations to GOP

United States Navy Veterans Association
United States Navy Veterans Association

The Ohio Attorney General's office has asked a court for permission to seize donations made to the U.S. Navy Veterans Association charity, whose home state of Florida is trying to shut it down, and whose founder disappeared after revelations that he made significant political donations to Republicans in Virginia.

Earlier this month, Consumer Ally reported that Ohio asked for a cease-and-desist order against the purported veterans' charity for providing false and misleading information in its registration. The charity's counsel, however, responded that it would not abide by the order. In return, the Attorney General's office wants to intercept donations as they arrive to the charity's two Ohio-based post office mail drops.