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Police Chief Asks People To Stop Crowdfunding

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams has asked the public to stop donating to the crowdfunding pages set up for the family of murder victim Robert Godwin. Godwin was assassinated by a killer who posted the murder on Facebook’s live stream. … Continue reading

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Regulators/Portals Investigating More Crowdfunding Campaigns

The Louisiana Attorney General is working with the trust and security team at GoFundMe to be on the lookout for fraudulent crowdfunding campaigns in the wake of the recent flooding there. The Hill reports:”GoFundMe has a team in place to … Continue reading

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NDA’s Restrict Whistleblowing

See something, say something? But what if your employment agreement has a confidentiality provision? Can you still go to law enforcement? Note that many companies have corporate policies that encourage or require reporting malfeasance up the corporate ladder through the … Continue reading

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Washington State Sues Crowdfunder

Washington State’s Attorney General filed a lawsuit against a crowdfunder who raised over $25,000 from 810 backers on Kickstarter and failed to deliver the promised product for more than 16 months. The AG calls this “crowdfunding theft.” In other words, … Continue reading

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