*The Leslie Brodie Report urges the readers to exercise caution and not jump to conclusions regarding misconduct by anyone.
According to sources seeking anonymity, the multi-prong inquiry into AARP, Porter Novelli, Barbara O’Connor, Donna Lucas, and Lucas Public Affairs is rapidly expanding and encompasses broader inquiries than had been acknowledged up to now on The Leslie Brodie Report.
One aspect of the inquiry involves 3 subparts:
1) Circumstances surrounding myriad fraudulent activities by the AARP, AARP Foundation, Barbara O’Connor, Donna Lucas, and Lucas Public Affairs.
Specifically, the lack of disclosures on AARP’s website that AARP Director Barbara O’Connor is part and parcel of Lucas Public Affairs — an ipso facto extension of Porter Novelli and Bill Novelli; as well as other false and misleading information.
2) Circumstances surrounding Barbara O’Connor and Sunne McPeak in connection with non-profit entity known as California Emerging Technology Fund (“CETF”)
3) Circumstances surrounding Barbara O’Connor and Brenda Kempster in connection with non-profit entity known as LINK AMERICAS Foundation.
In connection with Sub-Part #3, special attention is being paid to the examination of an expense totaling $167,145.00 in year 2009.
Specifically, LINK AMERICAS and Directors Dave Leveille, Elva Lima Of Verizon Communication, Richard Methia, Cheryl Meils, David Saedi, Barbara O’Connor, Dan Throgmorton, and Brenda Kempster represented to the IRS that an expense of $167,145.00 was utilized for “Venue Fee and Gala Expense” and that “The 2009 Link Technology Serving Humanity Global Literacy Gala was held in Washington, DC to promote the advancement of Information and communication technology literacy in the areas of Life, Information, Nature, and Knowledge (Link) throughout The Americas.”
LINK AMERICAS and Directors Dave Leveille, Elva Lima Of Verizon Communication, Richard Methia, Cheryl Meils, David Saedi, Barbara O’Connor, Dan Throgmorton, and Brenda Kempster also represented to the IRS that an expense of $2350 was utilized “in conjunction with groups of volunteers from Costa Rica, Europe, and the US- to help build schools, develop literacy programs, and provide reading glasses to children and adults in communities in Central America.”
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