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Officers of a Monroe-based charity that is under investigation by federal authorities donated nearly $50,000 to conservative candidates and causes in recent years, Federal Elections Commission records show. Angel Food Ministries Inc., a nonprofit that supplies cut-rate groceries to families nationwide, is under scrutiny by the FBI and the IRS.
Agents carried away boxes of documents last Wednesday from the ministry and a related company in Walton County. Tax returns show the nonprofit’s officers saw huge pay raises from 2006 to 2007, and they apparently spread the money around. They were most generous to the National Republican Congressional Committee, to which Angel Food founder and CEO Joseph Wingo gave $12,500 in 2007.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
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Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
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A fertility scientist named Panayiotis Zavos announced that he had created human-cow embryos that were theoretically viable, but denied that he planned to allow such a hybrid to be implanted in a woman’s womb. “We are not trying to create monsters,” he said.
A statistician determined that the five most common first names among New York City taxi drivers are Md, Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhammad, and Mohamed.
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