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    even if she is not engaging in something that can be deemed "fraud," I doubt the veracity any motivations that might be attributed to altruism or responsibility..

    I have no problem with discounting her as an insincere opportunist.

    It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

    by Murphoney on Wed Apr 06, 2011 at 10:37:09 AM PDT

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      and I think it has merit, but I don't think it matters so long as good from her actions, and I strongly believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt. Even if their genetics would tell a different story.

      More to your point though, this seems to be simply a way to either avoid taxation in some way or for her parents to channel her funds without them paying gift taxes. Either way, I think it's fraudulent.

      •  Her income is taxable and she is providing... (1+ / 0-)
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        services rendered for the expenses to the 'charity.'

        Regardless as to whether you or I would consider it a value for the money, there's plenty of supposed "good works" which occur under a false flag (say, 70-95% of Congressional effort?), which cannot be prosecuted as fraud.

        It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

        by Murphoney on Wed Apr 06, 2011 at 10:59:19 AM PDT

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