Miyares and FTC sue sham charity

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares along with nine other states and the Federal Trade Commission are suing Cancer Recovery Foundation International and its operator Gregory B. Anderson.

The sham charity deceived donors looking to support women battling cancer and their families.

From 2017 to 2022, the fund collected over $18 million dollars from donors claiming to help women and families with their bills and basic needs during their battle with cancer.

In a federal complaint, the fund is accused of providing support with just 1 cent of each dollar raised while the majority went to for-profit fundraisers or directly to Anderson.

Of the $18 million dollars collected, $194,000 supported cancer patients while Anderson was paid $775,000.

Anderson also used funds to cover travel expenses.

He utilized for-profit fundraisers with deceptive pitches and solicitation letters to tens of thousands of Americans.

Virginia and the FTC previously sued two of those fundraising companies in 2021 for deceptive practices.

To view Miyares press release on the lawsuit, click here.

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Sports: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Caps Fall In OT, Nats Lose To Cubs, Wizards Vs. Celtics In NBA Play-In Tourney

All quiet on the SU scene, as Baseball gets set for the ODAC Championship series Friday against Lynchburg.

The Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 in OT last night to even that first-round NHL playoff series at a game apiece. The Bruins scored the tying goal with just 2:49 to play in regulation, and Brad Marchand lit the lamp less than a minute into the overtime period. 39 year-old Greg Anderson stopped 48 shots for the Caps, who head to Boston for Game 3 Wednesday. Air time is 6:15 on The River 95-3.

Jon Lester gave up 5 runs and 8 hits against his old team, as the Chicago Cubs took down the Washington Nationals last night 7-3. Another former Cub, Kyle Schwarber, hit a 2-run homer for the Nats, but it was not enough as Washington dropped to 16-21 on the season. The 2 teams play again tonight starting at 7:10 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Orioles take on the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 7:05.

And, the Washington Wizards travel to Boston tonight for an NBA play-in game. Teams seeded 7 through 10 will compete in s 3-day, 2-round tournament to decide which two teams get the number 7 and 8 playoff spots. The Wizards , by virtue of a 17-6 record down the stretch, are the number 8 seed, while the Celtics are the 7-seed. Tip off is set for 9pm.