By now, unless you’re a know-nothing LIV (Low Information Voter), you’ve heard and seen plenty about the IRS singling out conservatives and Christians for special scrutiny. (See “Groups & individuals targeted by Obama’s IRS witchhunt,” May 15, 2013.)
Less known is another travesty in President Lucifer’s IRS-gate: The IRS had fast-tracked a charity run by Obama’s half-brother, Abon’go “Roy” Malik Obama, for tax-exempt approval.
The charity is called the Barack H. Obama Foundation, named after the Obama brothers’ Kenyan dad, Barack H. Obama, Sr. Its mission statement is “to provide people everywhere with resources to uplift their welfare and living standards in memory of Barack H. Obama: in the region of his birth, Kenya, and beyond.”
First reported by The Daily Caller, the Barack H. Obama Foundation was speedily approved for IRS exemption by Lois Lerner, the IRS senior official at the center of the targeting of conservative organizations that have waited over two years to receive tax exempt status. More astonishing still is the fact that the BHO Foundation was given retroactive tax-exempt status despite never having bothered to apply for it. The IRS also overlooked the foundation’s history of soliciting donations before receiving tax-exempt status.
Now, there is another layer of stench added to Malik Obama’s tax-exempt foundation:
It’s a fraud!
Charles C. Johnson reports for The Daily Caller, May 20, 2013, that on its website barackhobamafoundation.org, the Barack H. Obama Foundation lists its address as 107 S. West St. #401, Alexandria, Va.
Here’s a pic of 107 S. West St., #401, Alexandria, VA:
107 S. West St., #401, is a UPS store!
“They probably just rent a mailbox here or receive mail here,” said a UPS employee when asked if the store was the address for the Barack H. Obama Foundation. She did not know if Malik Obama, who his website says divides his time between Kenya and Virginia, had been in to the store.
A visit to the UPS store revealed that there is a mailbox numbered 401.
To add to the
mystery and confusion fraud, the Barack H. Obama Foundation’s IRS filings list another Virginia address: 4201 Wilson Blvd. Ste 110-152, Arlington, Va. 22030.
But that address is a marketing center for a drug-alcohol rehab center called A Better Today Recovery Services. A receptionist who answered the phone at A Better Today said neither she nor anybody in the office had heard of the Barack H. Obama Foundation. She said A Better Today had been located at the Arlington address for “a couple years.” The IRS filings that list the Arlington address as the foundation’s headquarters were dated May 2011.
“I don’t know if it’s listed wrong or what’s going on, but we have never heard of that,” the receptionist said, adding that A Better Today had never received calls or correspondence related to the BHO Foundation.
Despite raising more than $250,000, the alleged charity BHO Foundation doesn’t seem to have done much. Its website claims the organization has built a madrassa and was building an imam’s house as well as some “proposed latrines,” but there is no other evidence that the nonprofit was working to “mitigate social-shortcomings in areas of education and literacy, health and well-being, poverty, and lack of community infrastructure in such basic needs such as water, electricity, shelter and sustenance,” as the site says.
Alton Ray Baysden
Alton Ray Baysden, a former Department of State employee and registered Republican who helped to start the Barack H. Obama Foundation, declined to comment. Repeated phone calls by The Daily Caller to the Barack H. Foundation went to the organization’s voicemail and were not returned.
Dr. Eowyn is the Publisher of Fellowship of the Minds and a regular contributor to The D.C. Clothesline.