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Ed Schultz: Hannity Steals From Veterans Charity!
Edited on Sat Mar-20-10 03:29 AM by democracy1st
 
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Sean Hannitys Freedom CONcert Scam: Almost None of Charitys $ Went to Injured Troops, Kids of Fallen Troops; G5s for Vannity?

For the last several years, Sean Hannity and the Freedom Alliance charity have conducted Freedom Concerts across America. Theyve told you that they are raising money to pay for the college tuition of the children of fallen soldiers and to pay severely wounded war vets. And on Friday Night, Hannity will be honored with an award for this Outstanding Community Service by a Radio Talk Show Host at Talkers Magazines convention.

But its all a huge scam.

In fact, less than 20%and in two recent years, less than 7% and 4%, respectivelyof the money raised by Freedom Alliance went to these causes, while millions of dollars went to expenses, including consultants and apparently to ferry the Hannity posse of family and friends in high style. And, despite Hannitys statements to the contrary on his nationally syndicated radio show, few of the children of fallen soldiers got more than $1,000-$2,000, with apparently none getting more than $6,000, while Freedom Alliance appears to have spent tens of thousands of dollars for private planes. Moreover, despite written assurances to donors that all money raised would go directly to scholarships for kids of the fallen heroes and not to expenses, has begun charging expenses of nearly $500,000 to give out just over $800,000 in scholarships.

In February 2009, a well-known conservative writer sent me this, about a friend at FOX News:

The guy went on to tell me about Hannitys Freedom Concerts, which are staged across the country with the proceeds going to children of slain soldiers. Of course, as the guy tells it, thered be a lot more money every concert to go to the cause if Hannity didnt demandand getuse of a Gulfstream 5 plane to fly him and his family/entourage to the concerts; a fleet (thats the word the guy used) of either Cadillac or Lincoln SUVs for him and his family/entourage; and several suites at really expensive hotels for him and his family/entourage. The promoter apparently values Hannitys star demands at well over $200,000 per event. The source says he heard that Oliver North pulled Hannity aside at one of the concerts and told him that this had to stop. But that may mean that, from now on, Hannity has to fly on a G4 instead of a G5, gets only a few luxury SUVs, and two or three suites.

North is the founder and honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance.

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/6938/sean-hannitys-freed... /

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