Rightwing legal activist accused of misusing $73m from non-profit groups - 2023-04-06

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F345.png Rightwing legal activist accused of misusing $73m from non-profit groups April 6, 2023, David Smith, The Guardian

Leonard Leo, a rightwing legal activist, has raked in more than $73m over six years from non-profit groups that may be diverting money illegally to his businesses, according to a watchdog complaint seen by the Guardian.

Leo is a hugely influential figure said to have been the chief curator of supreme court nominees when Donald Trump was US president. The devout Catholic is a staunch opponent of abortion rights.

The Campaign for Accountability, a non-profit watchdog organisation based in Washington, has called for an investigation into seven non-profit groups linked to Leo that it said may be misusing millions of dollars for the personal benefit of insiders – a violation of their tax-exempt status.

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{{cite news | first = David | last = Smith | title = Rightwing legal activist accused of misusing $73m from non-profit groups | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/apr/06/leonard-leo-watchdog-complaint-investigation | work = The Guardian | date = April 6, 2023 | accessdate = April 13, 2023 }}