Obama Foundation Drops Bogus Tax-Deductibility Claim

Obon'go and Barack photoThe Barack H. Obama Foundation no longer states on its website that contributions are tax deductible. It has also stopped using an Arlington, Virginia address that we found to be a mail-forwarding service. The only address it now uses is in Kenya.

These changes are in apparent response to our May 8 request of the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the Foundation, named for President Obama’s father, and founded by his half-brother Abon’go Malik Obama. We alleged that the Foundation never applied for tax-deductible status and has never filed an IRS Form 990, the annual tax return for nonprofit organizations.

While the Foundation has implicitly confirmed our allegations, these actions do not diminish the need for an IRS investigation. Still unknown is how much money was raised under the false pretense of a tax deduction, and what happened to the money.

Abon’go Malik Obama, who is also known as “Roy,” was President Obama’s best man at his wedding. According to the New York Post, Abon’go and his family are the only Muslims in his village of 4,000, and that he recently took on a third wife who is still in her teens.


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