Interesting article entitled Charities Face Greater Threat From Ponzi Schemes Than Lost Investments The long and the short is that a charity that received a donation from a person who had obtained those funds either illicitly or the return on an investment scheme that was a ponzi scheme, can be required to return the funds, even if they have already been spent on a good program and have been receipted for tax purposes.
Mark Blumberg is a lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto, Ontario. To find out more about legal services that Blumbergs provides to Canadian charities and non-profits please visit http://www.canadiancharitylaw.ca or http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca He can be contacted at or at 416-361-1982.
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Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law.