Conservative Charity Loses Tax-Exempt Status

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 07:19 PM

By Jason Devaney

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A Virginia-based charity with a history of aligning with conservatives reportedly had its tax-exempt status taken away by the IRS.

In a letter dated last December and obtained by USA Today, the IRS notified the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty of the change.

"An organization must not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office,'" reads the letter, which cited a federal regulation.

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"You operated as an action organization because you participated or intervened in political campaigns on behalf of and in opposition to candidates for public office by publishing and distributing statements. As such, we revoke our previous favorable determination as to your exempt status effective July 1."

Former FBI agent Gary Aldrich started the group in 1996 after writing a book that criticized President Bill Clinton. Aldrich spent five years working in the White House performing background checks.

Aldrich's first client was Linda Tripp, a former Pentagon worker who secretly recorded phone calls with Monica Lewinsky — an act that brought on the investigation into the extramarital affair Lewinsky had with Clinton.

Initially, Aldrich's mission was to represent government whistle-blowers. Over the years, he has written several articles critical of the Clintons.

The Patrick Henry Center reported revenue of $343,503 in 2012, and has donated money to conservative tea party groups.

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