Where Does the Money Go?

This article posted about 18 months ago over at FoxNews asks some interesting questions about Brett’s penchant for harassment along with his and his organization’s finances

Kimberlin has taken that lesson and made unfounded accusations a profession of sorts. Using two popular leftist blogs, the 56-year-old from Bethesda, Md., has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from the public and left-leaning foundations by promising to put conservatives he disagrees with in jail, often with offers of large rewards.

Also this:

And it is that civil judgment that may explain Kimberlin’s blog sites and much of his existence since prison. Because of the judgment, which with interest is now more than $3 million, anything Kimberlin has in his own name is subject to seizure. He lives in his mother’s home in Bethesda and operates the websites out of there. It’s hardly a happy place, though; Kimberlin’s mother has sued him and won a $150,000 judgment against him, and he and his wife have traded domestic abuse charges, according to local records. It even may explain the causes of the moment on which the websites focus their energy, likely to generate cash.

So wee Brett has been living in his mommy’s basement in order to avoid paying that settlement to the DeLong family.  Oh, to be a 58-year-old man, living in your mom’s basement with your wife and two kids.

But there’s one last thing from the article I’d like to quote:

In the past three years, Velvet Revolution and Justice Through Music have raised more than $1.5 million. Yet Velvet Revolution hardly seems like a dynamic organization; it has had only 10 new posts in the past six months. And Justice Through Music, despite a voter registration effort that simply includes an online registration form, seems to be little more than a music website that plows through money each year.

Perhaps the most perplexing question on the sites’ tax returns concerns the growing rent payments from the non-profit, which jumped from just below $10,000 in 2006 to more than $80,000 two years later. Given Kimberlin’s history, what really happened to the money is a fair question.

That really is the question, isn’t it?  Where does the money go?  Is it going into the pursuit of nuisance lawsuits?  Is it going offshore?  Is it going into the pockets of authorities and politicians, to get them to look the other way on his organization’s criminal harassment?

We don’t know, that’s the problem.  But given that JTMP and Velvet Revolution are allegedly “tax-exempt charities,” then maybe we have a right to know where the money goes.  Maybe we need to insist that Congress and the IRS investigate.

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  1. Dianna

     /  May 26, 2012

    “Where does the money go? Is it going into the pursuit of nuisance lawsuits? Is it going offshore? Is it going into the pockets of authorities and politicians, to get them to look the other way on his organization’s criminal harassment?”

    I have no idea, and can’t prove much from the 990’s. Neither VR nor JTMP has been audited, they don’t have minutes, they won’t display their governing documents. I’m really, really irritated.

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    • I think we need to get Congress and the IRS involved, then. It’s wrong that potential donors (not that we would be, but still) can’t see how their money is being spent and where it goes.

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