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Camp Coastal Investigated For Misusing Funds
Posted: Sep 18, 2008 06:33 PM
Updated: Sep 18, 2008 07:42 PM

By A.J. Giardina - bio | email

KILN, MS (WLOX) - ...

For nearly three years, Camp Coastal Outpost on Highway 603 in the Kiln raised money and coordinated volunteer labor to rebuild homes in Hancock County and South Lousisiana.

Though Camp Coastal billed itself as a charity, Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman says it was never registered with his office ...
Hoseman says his office has spent months investigating complaints that Camp Coastal Director Mike Sweeney and his assistant Sandy Molenhouse were misusing funds.

"As we looked into the books and records over the last two years, we find that approximately $270,914 dollars was used as personal salaries to two individuals in Camp Coastal. Their personal transactions involved in this account, approxmiately $131,016. And we had travel and marine of approxmmiately $83,000," Hoseman said. "These included trips to Belize and the Bahamas, on cruise lines everything from bar bills to individual nail shops. The total is approxmiately a half-a-million dollars spent of money that was donated." (See below for detailed spending) ...

http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=9036022&nav=6DJI
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