WHNT CBS19: IRS complaint filed against Roy Moore’s non-profit, alleges the foundation illegally promoted his campaign
The Campaign Legal Center (CLC), a non-partisan watchdog group, has filed an IRS complaint against the Foundation for Moral Law, the non-profit founded by Moore and currently headed by his wife. The CLC says the foundation illegally promoted Moore's campaign.
The Campaign Legal Center's Brendan Fischer explains, "We noticed the Foundation for Moral Law, a charity that he founded, that is currently led by his wife, was particularly active in promoting his candidacy. "
But Fischer said federal law bars charities from supporting political candidates.
He elaborates, "Charities, by law, are prohibited from engaging in electoral politics. And the reason for that is because charities are tax-exempt donors to charities get a tax write-off for their contribution."
The CLC asked the IRS in September to investigate the foundation, and it updated the request Nov. 20 with additional examples of alleged connections between the foundation and the campaign
Fischer continues, "Foundation for Moral Law was actively promoting Roy Moore`s candidacy, in a series of Facebook posts, in a series of emailed newsletters, Roy Moore`s charity was actively promoting Roy Moore`s candidacy."