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Charity Gone Wrong & the $400K GoFundMe Scam

Charity Gone Wrong & the $400K GoFundMe Scam

Charitable Giving Dilemmas According to US Law and Talmudic Ethics 

  • How can I tell if a charity is a scam?
  • Should I give to a charity where the CEO makes a million a year?
  • How do I decide which charity to give to, and how much to give?
  • Is my pledge to a charity enforceable? Could I get sued for reneging?

    Scott A. Coffina, Esq.

    The former County Prosecutor of Burlington County, New Jersey who oversaw the investigation and prosecution in the “GoFundMe” fundraising scam, that became the hourlong documentary “No Good Deed: A Crowdfunding Holiday Heist”. Presently, Scott is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department, and previously was an Assistant United States Attorney, a senior deputy chief counsel to the Governor, associate counsel to the President of the United States.

    Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman

    Rabbi Grossman is a recognized expert in Jewish financial law, serving as a dayan (judge) with several Jewish courts. He is also a senior Talmudic lecturer of the Greater Washington Community Kollel and lectures throughout the community on a diverse range of Jewish philosophical and legal topics. He lives with his family in Silver Spring MD.

    This program offers 1.5 CLE credits for PA, NY, NJ, FL, CA, and other states
    (click here for eligible states)

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