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“Green Group” Charged With Fraud in a Crackdown on Greek NGOs

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Greek prosecutors have filed fraud charges against members of an environmental group, court and police officials said on Friday, as Athens tries to show its international lenders that it is cracking down on corruption.

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US Veterans Charity Accused Of Squandering Millions

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The California-based charity came under scrutiny four years ago, when its founder and then-president was hauled before Congress to answer tough questions about his management of millions of dollars in private donations.

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Fewer Criminals Trying To Work At Nonprofits

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Hit rates for criminal background checks have declined for five consecutive years, dropping from 7 percent in 2007 to 5.3 percent last year and the year before, according to a new study.

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More Than Half of Canadians Are Less Likely to Give to Charity Based on a Fear of Fraudsters

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A new survey commissioned by CanadaHelps.org and Capital One Canada, as part of Fraud Awareness Month, found that across all generations and all donor methods, more than half of Canadians say
they’re less likely to give to charity based on a fear of fraudsters.

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Canada Cracks Down on Charitable Tax Arrangements for Medicine Donations

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Canada’s government has been scrutinizing charities that worked with U.S. and Dutch drug suppliers to buy cheap medicines and then issued tax receipts to individuals showing donated medicines worth much higher amounts.

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