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Donor Asks IRS to Open Fraud Investigation Into WE Charity

  • Group admitted removing plaque honoring donor’s dead child
  • Canadian parliament already probing group’s work in Kenya
We Charity Offices As Company Closes Operations
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A U.S. donor to Canada’s WE Charity said he has asked the Internal Revenue Service to open a fraud investigation into the organization after testifying that it took down a plaque on a Kenya school built to honor his dead son and replaced it with that of another donor.

Reed Cowan said in a Youtube video posted over the weekend that he had filed a complaint with the IRS about WE. He also called on Canadian authorities - - including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police -- to investigate and for the resignation of the charity’s founders, brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger, along with WE’s board.