Seen in lege private Capitol restroom
This is the sixth of a series of reports by the Crack Mullet Research Team (“Team”) on Non-governmental Organizations (“NGOs”) that are on State Treasurer John Kennedy list of those that have failed to comply with the law.
According to Kennedy, National Empowerment Coalition, Inc. owes the state taxpayers $150,000.
The coalitions address is: 400 N. KIRKMAN ST., LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601
Registered Agent and Director: MILTON J. BELLARD, JR. 400 N. KIRKMAN STREET, LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601
Directors: JOHN LAVINE, 514 S.
Cherry Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601, KATHLEEN D. BELLOW, 503 N. GRACE STREET, LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601
When the Team did a search of Non-Profits 990 Reports to the IRS none was found.
Latest Audit report was for 2008. This was written in the CPA’s cover letter:
“Management has elected to omit substantially all of the disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles. If the omitted disclosures were included in the financial statements, they might influence the user’s conclusions about the company’s financial position, results of operations, and cash flows. Accordingly, these financial statements are not designed for those informed about such matters.”
Possible political connections
Usually, a NGO must have the approval of the leges in whose districts the organization is located to be funded. The organization is in Rep. A.B. Franklin and Sen. Ronnie John’s lege districts. Check with the leges for more information.
One can only assume that the leges would not have appropriated the funds for the alumni association unless its needs were a higher priority than McNeese University which had its funding reduced and student tuition was raised.
Anyone who thinks that funding the association is not a higher priority than McNeese, please forward this to your leges for an explanation of their priorities because I can’t explain it.