Clinton Foundation Largest Unprosecuted Charity Fraud in History-Charles Ortel

charles ortel pBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) 

Wall Street financial expert Charles Ortel claims the Clinton Foundation is the “largest unprosecuted charity fraud in world history.” He also says this global fraud could not be pulled off without a lot of help.  Ortel explains, “I think this is an example of a vast left-wing conspiracy.  If you go back into the history, the Clintons always like to expose the things that go down for their credit, and they always try to hide the stuff that doesn’t make them look so good.  When you go back into the history of the Clintons, Bill and Hillary, and now Chelsea, have been monetizing government service.  They have been operating as Robin Hood in reverse.  Stealing from the poor to reward their rich cronies. . . . I think what you have here is a case study on the proponents of the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party, and they tend to be left-leaning, how these people got together and figured out a charity where foreigners can give unlimited amounts of money, and U.S. players can give unlimited amounts of tax deductible money to an entity.  This could be a preferred vehicle for strengthening the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party and Clinton interests around the world.”

Even though the Clinton Foundation is an official charity with a so-called “501(c) 3” designation from the IRS, Ortel says it’s not functioning as a legitimate charity. Ortel charges on his website that “Clinton Foundation documents omit crucial facts, include false and materially misleading statements, and exclude legally required audits of financial statements for each year of operation, that must be prepared on a consistent basis.”

Ortel also explains, “There are two sides to the coin. I think Peter Schweizer (Clinton Cash author) and his team have done a very good job of exposing this very difficult to expose pay-to-play stuff.  I doubt there are criminals dumb enough who sit down and write memoranda in great detail and say ‘alright, you give me $1 million and I’ll give your this ambassadorship.   Let’s sign on the dotted line here.  Please wire the money to this account.’  I don’t think you are going to find those types of records.  At the end of the day, even if you write a great book, and the book is good, and even if you do a movie and the movie is good, at the end of the day, the skeptical press is going to say there is no evidence.”

Ortel goes on to say, “On the other hand, on charity fraud, it’s a very different thing. In charity fraud, unlike pay-to-play, you don’t have to prove intent.  Under New York State law, in particular, the requirement is merely that you prove the public filings in the Clinton Foundation are false and materially misleading, and they certainly are. This is why you are starting to see these editorial boards around the world say wait a minute.  You also have to prove that they solicited, not that they raised money, that they solicited.  That, the Clintons have admitted. . . . On the charity fraud side of life, that is the mine field for the Clintons.  The second the IRS, or any attorney general or a state taxing authority, decides to make an issue of this, the burden of proof shifts . . .  the charity has to come forward and prove the affirmative case.  The Clinton Foundation has to prove, since October 23, 1997, that all you have been doing exclusively is furthering the authorized tax exempted purposes, which as far as I know is, to be merely a research facility and archive based in Little Rock.  Prove that’s all you have done.  Show us the legally audited financial statements.  Show us those audits.”

In closing, Ortel contends, “This is a tale that needs to be told, but it’s not going to be a tale that people swallow at first blush given the fact how powerful the Clintons are or how vengeful the Clintons are when they are in power. . . . Another way to talk about the Clintons is the Bonnie and Clyde of charity or the Al Capone of charity.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Clinton Foundation researcher, Charles Ortel of CharlesOrtel.com.

(There is much more in the video interview.)

After the Interview:

Charles Ortel writes consistently about the Clinton Foundation and the Clintons. All of his analysis and updates are free and open to the public on CharlesOrtel.com

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  1. Gina M Mancarella

    Greg, Do you really contend that this hit piece on the Clintons is fair and unbiased ? What would you think if CNN did a hit piece like this on Trump ? This style of mudslinging journalism is way beneath you. I am absolutely appalled. Regarding the foundation, their goal is to bring relief and by extension some social justice to the world. Just because some people simultaneously worked for the government while working in a non-profit charitable organization doesn’t make it illegal. I know quite a few people who participate in United Way or AARP Foundation or American Heart Association just to name a few. It is not illegal and it is not fraud. If you don’t like the law, tell your congressman and get a new law passed and everyone can readjust their model. This Ortel guy is totally misleading and you should be able to see through him right away. Recall his assertions that Obama is not a US citizen ? Never proved. Please Greg. Please turn away from this type of egg nog jouralism before its too late. Before Nooone takes you seriously.

    • Greg Hunter

      Gina,

      With all the questions swirling around pay-to-play and emails it is a fair question to ask if the Clinton Foundation is actually functioning as a charity. If it is then they can easily rebuff this story. I have pulled the documents that are available on the Clinton Foundation website. There is the original filing for the Clinton Library in October of 1997, and then a 501 (c) (3) approval for the Clinton Global Initiative Inc. in October of 2010. That’s it. Where has the money gone? They must have records. They are required to have proper accounting by law not just here but in most countries. $14 billion was collected in the name of Hati relief alone. The people in Hati say they received very little. Where is all that money? Let’s see the accounting for the AIDS relief that Clinton Foundation has been doing. Charges of a massive charity fraud will be an easy thing to disprove. It is not a “hit piece” to ask for accounting and records from a global charity who’s top member is running for President. If you have a connections to book Hillary Clinton for an in-depth interview on her Foundation, I will be happy to give her all the time she wants to explain what is going on with her charity.

      Greg

      • Gina M Mancarella

        Greg, lets look at an example. Lets take the United Way for example. Did you know that if you give a dollar to the United Way and even if you earmark it for a particular purpose, only a fraction ends up at the target destination because administrative costs are often very comprehensive. Often only a few pennies per dollar. Theres the bricks and mortar, energy, utilities, stationary and salaries among many other costs. Yes, Some of the salaries may be thought to be extravagant, but often are required to get the best people for the job. As I am sure you know, Regional directors often require hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure their services. Otherwise, they will just stay in the private sector. Please be responsible when reporting things such as this.

        • Greg Hunter

          Gina,
          If the Clinton Foundation is a real functioning charity, then ,proving this will make Hillary and Bill look like saints. If they cannot prove it, then it just charity fraud. It is really this simple. I feel I am on solid ground putting this question out there. By the way, I find it odd a “housewife” such as yourself, happens to be the very first comment on this post.
          Greg

          • dave

            Greg, i feel like you have been really fair and unbiased regarding this poster. To anyone who reads your website regularly i think it’s pretty clear this person is a troll. Probably on the payroll troll for NSA, Clinton Foundation, etc…

            If it was me i would have been banned her a while ago, but hey it’s your website. 🙂

            • Greg Hunter

              Dave,
              Gina is giving us information and perspective every time she posts something.
              Greg

              • helot

                For reasons mentioned by Greg in the past, and today, I am glad Gina is allowed to comment.

                Anyway, I don’t know if Thomas DiLorenzo coined the term or not, but every time I see the acronym, ‘CNN’ I think of, The Clinton News Network.

                Sometimes, I laugh. Other times, it’s kind of sad. I mean, how low can a, ‘news station’ and the people there go?

              • Mike from the North

                I say let her spew as much as she wants. Remember that the more she speaks the greater chance of her tripping over her own words.

                There is little doubt to many of us here is that she is on someone’s payroll.

                Even if she is not she indicative of the lack of awareness of most of the US population.

                We live in a GLOBAl society now.

                The actions of the past can and will control the outcome of the future.

                This world is on the verge of chaos everywhere and soon the USA will be in a state of CHAOS. In my humble opinion.

                What Gina spews here will have little to do with the outcome. The outcome has been cats by the actions of the past.

                PREPARE for the truth.

                • Greg Hunter

                  I agree Mike from the North!!
                  Greg

                  • Colin

                    Greg, If you follow Zerohedge.com, I am almost 100% sure it is the troll Milliondollar Bonus..Exact same type of language delivery. I find it quite amusing actually.

                  • Chip2

                    Note Gina’s nauseating endorsement of United Way’s expenditures – as if a charity giving a few pennies on the dollar to its cause is an acceptable practice. This is satire. The man behind “Gina” dislikes Hillary as much as anyone here. This is his creative outlet. He probably is MDB from Zerohedge.

          • Charles H

            Oh, yeah. Housewife is FIRST to comment? Exactly. Welcome to the Big Leagues, Greg. Wanna bet some of that Clinton Foundation is making it’s way into Gina’s pockets?!??

          • Mike Roman

            Gina is not a FEMALE Greg. The way this person writes, linguistically, its clearly a male that is attacking you as a troll. This person is also not portraying themselves honestly or genuinely, one iota. You really should ban, and simply not allow this person to have a post displayed here, again, 99% sure its male, to even show any posts. It distracts from the content and value of your web-site, and also does not show how the ‘other side’ thinks. Why fall for all the incoherent made up crap Gina spews ??? There hasn’t been one logical argument made, and its all, at best platitudinal rhetoric. In other words, the person writing it is a) delusional , b) extremely deceitful, and c) writing in a primarily provactive and argumentative mode. It’s all 1 sided fiction out of this namesake, made up name of Gina.

            What else is stupid about the dialogue, is this person is anonymous, doesn’t show any face, no address, etc. The writer behind the fake name Gina, seeks to make a fool out of you on your own web-site.

            • Gina M Mancarella

              I am 10000% woman and obviously more % woman than a meek lackluster uneducated male like you to handle or to impress. I write from the heart concerning a message and a movement that I 10000% believe in. We are going to change the world ! Woman Power baby !!!!!!! And dont you forget it.

              • Sal

                Is this person serious. What a joke, seriously. Sounds like a disjointed angry turned out female to me. And no, I am not talking about Hillary.

              • Anne Elliott

                “Woman power?” Get real; every red-blooded American should want “the best person for the job” – whoever that is regardless of sex, race, etc. This is the top spot in the nation, and personally speaking, I don’t want it run by a criminal megalomaniac like Hitlery, who cares for the people under her like she cared for the ones in Benghazi.

              • Michael

                Yea that is what Bruce Jenner keeps telling everybody. He had his own television show to do just that.

              • Colin

                You are MillionDollar Bonus from ZeroHedge. No doubt in my mind. I find your posts quite entertaining. It only reaffirms my belief that liberalisim is a disease.

              • Mike Roman

                GinaDude, Ok, I’ll give a little and consider that you are rather a transvestite, and a male pretending to be female. But your words, all of your embellishments that are super extreme (10,000 % female ??? WTF is that about ??? That’s an ego driven, male testosterone laden response if I ever saw one.) Typical of males, usually teenagers to exaggerate like that. Using ‘baby’ after Woman power, and using power is again linguistically, a male expression. Especially it being a joke you are a ‘mom’ using those terms. All of your rhetoric, and grammar choices, is so very male, that it is impossible for you to hide it, and its also rather juvenile language descriptors you use in nearly all of your shouts at the audience here or readers that you are vanely just trying to get a rise out of . Oh, and you are certainly shouting, by again, how your words are coming across. Dude, you cannot hide it, and its quite obvious I struck a nerve, and am spot on, given how you responded, just like an ego driven male would. The vast majority of females, have no where near the ego you convey, and are very rare to strike back so caustically or aggressively, (although Hillary might) especially on a board that is so heavily male as this one is. We’ve exposed you for the fraud you are Dude, so give it a rest, and go find another yahoo chat board to use your mis-guided notions of life to rant on to your hearts content.

              • Jackson

                “Woman Power baby!!!!!!” It’s more like women over-power babies, with 4.2 Billion killed by their own moms in just the past 36 years…that’s 1.25 babies per second. That’s more people killed since 1980, than all the people killed in all of the world’s wars and health epidemics throughout all of time, combined. Kind of restricting women’s “progress,” aye! That’s not much of a foundation to build on.

              • Galaxy 500

                @Gina “Woman power, baby”
                I agree with the person that says Gina is a male pretending to be female. The above phrase is masculine, not feminine. I could be wrong and I put that out there.
                And Gina,
                Seig Heil. Heil Hillary. Heil Hillary.
                Here is an interesting article about your patron.
                https://youtu.be/xHhNr5jeTIw

              • Maureen Mizuno

                Women gain self determination with intelligent thought and consideration for the truth not by voting for a vagina. I’m always amazed when I run into a so called Hillary supporter. No one in their right mind could want her for president of this great nation. That is to say a supporter either is part of the effort to take over the world with some or other agenda in mind or they are brainwashed students that stopped thinking on their and follow like sheep to the slaughter. In any case God himself has given us an opportunity to redeem our selves from the actions we have committed either knowingly or through ignorance. I am appreciative of the opportunity at a second chance. I am further amazed that you Greg escaped an Ivy league education with becoming communist, leninist or marxist. God has his hand on your life and for that I am grateful

              • Frank D

                Gina, what exactly is 10000% when 100% is all there is? Extremists have never changed the world. They have their 15 minutes of fame from time to time but, in the end, the pendulum swings back the other way. Its ridiculous, and dare I say sexist, to denigrate men (just as it is for men to denigrate women). Get over yourself. You and the extremist crowd will change nothing. Sweet dreams.

            • Deanna Johnston Clark

              What’s even more obvious to me is that Gina isn’t even a political person…he/she is just a working stiff for hire by anyone. Besides, it makes the ’cause’ look worse, not better.

          • WD

            “By the way, I find it odd a “housewife” such as yourself, happens to be the very first comment on this post.”

            Great answer Greg!!

            • Gina M Mancarella

              Technically, I am a housewife as I currently operate a household and do not formally hold a job at the moment. I have advanced degrees so if I wanted to get a job, I could get one, but I tend to my kids for now. I dont suppose you can relate.

              • WD

                I have heard that so many times from you leftist….so many “degrees” and you still can’t do anything…

          • Gina M Mancarella

            The Clinton Foundation is as real as it gets. Helping people world wide. Giving hope to the masses.

            • Greg Hunter

              Great,
              Please show be the accounting and exactly how all this “helping” got accomplished. Where can I find that material?
              Greg

              • Gina M Mancarella

                It is something that every Foundation employee agrees to do. Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Annually. We are inspired by a great women and we serve mankind.

                • Jackson

                  “A great women”…lol.

                • Donna from AR

                  Gina, you are so full of BS. Hillary and Bill are pure evil. I will not be voting for her and I AM a W-O-M-A-N!